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Old 24 January 2011, 10:52   #11
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Launching a 28' 3.5t boat is a pain in the a**...It's something that deserves a lot of attention to the details to make succesful. Plus there's a fair amount of satisfaction to be had from launching in a fraction of the time of the 14' Fletcher owner that's next to you
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Edit: I've got a RR Vogue, it comes up with a fault on the dash when I plug the lights in but they still work
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Old 24 January 2011, 11:28   #12
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Magnetic Tailer Lights

Just attach and leave your trailer board on your 'A' frame,remove your number plate to the boot if you are embarressed !
Second thought somebody will make it the law to use it to indicate when turning to port or starboard,and connecting the brake lights to throttle off. Ho Hum !
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Old 24 January 2011, 11:36   #13
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These are the ones I've talked to a supplier about Look good apart from no number plate illumination. They don't do submersible stand alone number plate illumination

Anyone know if/how LED trailer lights affect the trailer light sensing circuitry on a Range Rover Sport? I understand there are work-arounds involving resistors but I've rejected that at the moment on the grounds of my criterion number 1 = reliability.
The part number i have listed is a two pack kit with one having number plate illumination
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If you look closely at the photo you will see two 1/2 moon projections which are the white no plate lights. Your local distibruter may not stock them but if they ask the importer LEDautolamps UK they do
Dont know about the RR Sport
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Just attach and leave your trailer board on your 'A' frame...
Not certain, but I think this is illegal...It's the trailer that needs to be identified and lit, not the load. If I'm wrong, I'm sure somebody will come along and comment
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Old 25 January 2011, 10:04   #15
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Not certain, but I think this is illegal...It's the trailer that needs to be identified and lit, not the load. If I'm wrong, I'm sure somebody will come along and comment
If that was the case every sailing dinghy on the road would be illegal. There is something with boats that allows them to "bend" some of the rules officially. Overhangs etc must be treated as per normal, I think it;s lamp mounting & requirements are differnent.

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Now no trailer board to remove, store or runover
Jeff, you have managed to put into practice a variation on something that hasd been rattling round in my head for a while. Two questions:

1) how does your number plate take to speed humps? (or is it a lot higher off the ground when coupled?)
2) I assume they retract much further in than the rollers? I would be concerned about trashing my bow / toobs on the stainless knife you have created!



Just a couple of thoughts, I have seen Submersible LED lamps with 'plate lighting and - do you need to have the board as far out as the tip of your skeg? Rules allow a 1M overhang.......
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Here's my take on it

All led, all waterproof, number plate light too + some Sikaflex for the vibration
The trailer must of done a few thousand miles with no problems

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if that was the case every sailing dinghy on the road would be illegal
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Old 25 January 2011, 15:34   #18
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If that was the case every sailing dinghy on the road would be illegal. There is something with boats that allows them to "bend" some of the rules officially. Overhangs etc must be treated as per normal, I think it;s lamp mounting & requirements are differnent.


Jeff, you have managed to put into practice a variation on something that hasd been rattling round in my head for a while. Two questions:

1) how does your number plate take to speed humps? (or is it a lot higher off the ground when coupled?)
.... the trailer runs nice and level when towed but the ground clearance is not much more than the photo. It is mounted on a piece of aluminium and detachable - retained with anti-luce pins,. I used to remove it for launching but have not done for some time. No issues with grounding 2) I assume they retract much further in than the rollers? I would be concerned about trashing my bow / toobs on the stainless knife you have created!
They are fixed to the rearmost end of the a frame ( trl not boat ) and are fixed - I have no problems fouling or catching the hull on the brackets - if you side swiped them I guess they may cause some damage but the v rollers work perfectly as guides>>> only aluminium for me as I cannot source or cut stainless.


Just a couple of thoughts, I have seen Submersible LED lamps with 'plate lighting and - do you need to have the board as far out as the tip of your skeg? Rules allow a 1M overhang.......
I am technically illegal from this perspective as from the light cluster to the outemost tip (measured vertically) of the prop cover I am 1.2m ... but hey >>. good working lights attract less attention than flickering and out normal trailerboard ones
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Jim, where did you get the lights?.

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I am technically illegal from this perspective as from the light cluster to the outemost tip (measured vertically) of the prop cover I am 1.2m ... but hey >>. good working lights attract less attention than flickering and out normal trailerboard ones
The overhang is measured horizontally not vertically. IIRC less than 1m does not require a marker 1-2m requires a marker (but your prop bag would probably suffice), > 2m requires special marking

As I understand it the "not on your A-frame" advice stems from the maximum heights listed here: http://www.ntta.co.uk/downloads/Safe...owingShort.pdf (p17)
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