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Old 27 January 2016, 07:52   #11
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There is a decent trailer shop on barrack road in Christchurch, you may find what you need in there, or some Halfords have trailer spares. Many people now starting to go down the LED route, might be worth making it yourself. Just check the legal issues with light boards etc to make sure you comply with them.
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Old 28 January 2016, 16:05   #12
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Nasher's look like the way to go, anything you would change if you wanted to do this again?
Strange you should say that

I slide the bars in when launching the boat, so the plain cable currently just droops down, but not as much as you think it would.
The original idea was to wire that end with some curly cable, which I couldn't find at the time but do now have.

As well as the bars themselves being welded up from Stainless steel for longevity, I made up some stainless threaded 'T' Bars and Nut plates to clamp them.
The bars have stops welded on the ends so they can't be pulled out too far without completely removing the clamps.

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Strange you should say that



I slide the bars in when launching the boat, so the plain cable currently just droops down, but not as much as you think it would.

The original idea was to wire that end with some curly cable, which I couldn't find at the time but do now have.



As well as the bars themselves being welded up from Stainless steel for longevity, I made up some stainless threaded 'T' Bars and Nut plates to clamp them.

The bars have stops welded on the ends so they can't be pulled out too far without completely removing the clamps.



Nasher.

I'd thought about the curly cable but don't want to many joints near the water end so figured on some 10 mm bungee cord instead
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My cables wrap loosely around the arms & coil themselves up when you retract the arms to launch. It's ordinary cable that winds around the arms 5 or 6 times.
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Quick post;

I have a pair of these LED Autolamps rear combination lights (pair) (Mine might be an earlier / other version as mine don't have the reflector) with a standard Triangle and on the O/S these one's fog. All mounted o na 3/4" lump of "sheet" timber screwed to a shaped beam that is bolted into the trailer rails and is fixed. The beams stick out enough to keep it legal (measured to the tip of the engine's skeg is something like 750mm) but also not get in the way. The woodwork was multiple layer painted with epoxy, then a coat of "rescue orange" to ake them stand out when recovering.

Number plate (+ plate lamps) , high level brake light and reversing lights are all standard bulbs, and hang from the A- frame (no height rules for the 'plate). they are plugged itn oa break-out box by the winch with a bulgin buccaneer. Another 2 pin Buccaneer feeds the "caravan battery aux charge" to the boat battery.

I'll try to post some pics when I get home as I don't have any on the memry stick.


PS those of you in the Glasgow Area - Stanley Harris is really good for lights! (No involvement with them other than as a happy customer!)
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