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Old 16 July 2008, 13:17   #1
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Lighting Board Mod.

My pet hate is lighting boards and cable, so I thought I would share this little mod I have made to my lighting board.

What happens - Your lighting board is in place on its brackets and the cable is wrapped around the trailer frame to prevent it from dragging on the road and damaging the cable. You arrive at the slipway, and you either have to completely remove the lighting board and unwrap all the cable from around the trailer, or if your trailer is long enough you can just re-position your lighting board nearer to your winch post and tie it on to the trailer frame with a bungee. (tried that, lighting board still got half submerged in the briny).

Cut the cable at the lighting board and fitted a trailer socket to the board, and an additional plug to the end of the cable. Tie wrapped half the cable to the front half of the trailer frame, so that the rear half of the cable can be pulled clear of the water and the plug can then be fitted into the plug holder at the front of the trailer.

Result is cable never needs to be removed from trailer and the lighting board can be quickly removed.
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Old 16 July 2008, 13:20   #2
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I just attach my light board and run the cable inside the boat and down the bow strake to the tow hitch giving a turn or two around the jockey wheel.
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Old 16 July 2008, 15:35   #4
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I like the idea,as the cable always gets dirty from road grime and i always end up putting it all in the 4x4.I also hate unwinding it every time although putting in the boats an option i would still want to wind it round something
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Does the dangly end get a dunking each time you launch?

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Does the dangly end get a dunking each time you launch?

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No, the dangly end is not tie wrapped to the trailer, simply disconnect the dangly end from the lighting board socket and pull up to the front of the trailer, and place the dangly bit into the plug holder normally reserved for the plug that is still in the socket on the vehicle. This way the cable does not need to be removed from the vehicle or the trailer, just the lighting board.
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I like the idea,as the cable always gets dirty from road grime and i always end up putting it all in the 4x4.I also hate unwinding it every time although putting in the boats an option i would still want to wind it round something
My 4x4 has a creme coloured interior and road grime does not do it any favours
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well, ive yet to see anything beet my idea. and no im not sharing it
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IS it called park and ride
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IS it called park and ride
well apart from park and launch
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