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Old 22 July 2018, 03:38   #11
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There has to be a facility at manufacture for a light board to be attached if the trailer is towed with no content

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Old 22 July 2018, 03:52   #12
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Im with beerbelly my understanding was the board was supposed to be attached to the trailer not the load
In reality I'd imagine if it looks right then its unlikely to get a second glance.
Might be a problem if a low sports car runs into your engine and the driver says he couldnt see your board strapped to the top of the 7ft high a frame

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Old 22 July 2018, 07:10   #13
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As I understand the rules, it is not illegal on a boat trailer.

You need to look at 2 parts of the C&U regs ..... the laim trailer regs and the single use regs ........ boat trailers are single use regs just like glider trailers etc.

TBH it is a proper minefield, and most plod will just be happy that you have lights ....... however, if you are pulled in a DVSA road side check and you are unlucky enough to be inspected by a trailer IVA specialist then things may be different !

Taking the above in account the height of the light board must not exceed 2.3m

The UK National Trailer & Towing Association is always a top resource for info............
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Old 22 July 2018, 13:01   #14
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the best place for a light board is in the bin they are shitty things
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Old 22 July 2018, 13:32   #15
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Originally Posted by breezeblock View Post
the best place for a light board is in the bin they are shitty things

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Old 22 July 2018, 16:40   #16
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Originally Posted by beerbelly View Post
I thought the lights / number plate had to be fixed to the trailer and not its contents
What people seem not to realise when you go for a trailer iva test there is no boat on the trailer , it is an empty trailer they are checking ,ie the trailer must comply with the highway rules ,therefore the lights and number plate must be rigidly mounted on the trailer
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Old 22 July 2018, 18:53   #17
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Down here (New Zealand) you probably see 50:50 lights attached direct to the trailer or a lightboard somehow temporarily attached to the boat. Given that every trailer has to be registered in its own right and tested yearly it is therefore odd that you see so many parked close to slipways with no lights or number plate to be seen. Outboards have to have a 'flag' attached to them too to show that they project beyond the rest of the boat.

Mine has a lightboard but I am keen to have the lights and plate on the trailer to save a few minutes when launching and retrieving. There are dedicated mounts on the end of the trailer but these would be well forward of the back of the engine/boat. I could probably get away with using these if owned anything but a RIB, but the tubes hide these even more. Do people have some good examples of lights fitted to the trailer that they could post?


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