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Old 31 January 2013, 12:48   #11
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I agree on the LED submersible, and of course would say permanently mount them Okay so you guys over there like more work and want to remove and install a light bar every time you use your boats
In my meanderings around various trailers - my own included - it is physically impossible to remove the boat from trailer without first removing the lighting board.
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As it happens I am building a lighting board at the moment.

As other posters have said the ones generally available are, a) crap, and b) too short. I need a 2m one with a 8m cable.

I have sourced the lights from a lorry breakers. The ones on lorries are of much superior quality. I got a secondhand set for 15. Bought triangles, cable and plug from EBay for 12.

The big problem is the plastic board, I have had considerable trouble finding a suitable board. I have just found one from Greenhams, it goes under the name "Big Brother" barrier. Waiting for it to arrive.

I intend to make a custom mount so I can attach it to the A frame on the RIB. Probably a couple of bungees.

I have also sourced a number plate holder from a agricultural trailer supplier. This allows the number plate to be changed easily.

I haven't saved any money, but I will have a trailer board to my exact requirements.

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Can you not lift the rollers up so the boat sits higher and clears the board?
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If you immerse electrics in water, especially salt water, they will eventually fail. Far better to rig the board so it is easily removed.

After all, if you don't, someone else will while the trailer is parked.

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I have also sourced a number plate holder from a agricultural trailer supplier. This allows the number plate to be changed easily.
I use these.. Number Plate Holders
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Just found this site, good range, good prices...

http://www.leisure-mart.co.uk
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Can you not lift the rollers up so the boat sits higher and clears the board?
Er, no. Taking the lighting board off takes, oooh, must be 20 seconds. To save 20 secs I want to raise the C of G of the trailer rig and immerse a load of expensive electrical stuff in salt water?

I don't think so
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I intend to make a custom mount so I can attach it to the A frame on the RIB. Probably a couple of bungees.
My belief is that number plate & lights must be attached to the trailer not the load and the height of the lights must be between 35 and 150 cms from the ground.
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My belief is that number plate & lights must be attached to the trailer not the load and the height of the lights must be between 35 and 150 cms from the ground.
That's correct its illegal to put them on the A frame.
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That's correct its illegal to put them on the A frame.
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But has anyone actually been stopped for making their trailer more visible??

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