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Old 10 February 2009, 20:58   #31
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Ian, I like the trailer swing up lighting system very much. I do have one negative thought tho….wouldn’t the square number plate that you mention foul or even rip the toobs during a launch or recovery with a bit of wave action?
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Old 12 February 2009, 14:47   #32
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Ian, I like the trailer swing up lighting system very much. I do have one negative thought tho….wouldn’t the square number plate that you mention foul or even rip the toobs during a launch or recovery with a bit of wave action?
good point ......the swing up arms will be telescopic so hopefully clear the tubes ok but ....recovering in a chop there is still the possiblity of hitting ...... when i get home and finish them i'll see if something needs to be engineered out ....
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thanks for the observation


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Old 13 February 2009, 07:30   #33
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I think it's time to shake it all about now. so on the basis that the lght cluster on the arms will never be submerged and the number plate needs to be illuminated

Then why dont you simply add an ip67 3inch box to the back of the light cluster and fit a neutrik speaker socket (or whatever yu come across that's suitable) on to it running 12v through two connectors

Then put your number plate on a bit of cladding board with a wander lead and suitable plug for the 12 outlet on lighting arm.

Plug number plate board into socket and fasten said board onto pad eyes on transom
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Wot a lot of hassle. Just make a folding board, unclip it, coil up the cable and chuck it into the car boot. 2 minutes, max. KISS.
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Old 13 February 2009, 15:33   #35
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Wot a lot of hassle. Just make a folding board, unclip it, coil up the cable and chuck it into the car boot. 2 minutes, max. KISS.

Hence the magnetic ones on each arm, just pull off, roll up and throw on the floor.
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Old 03 April 2009, 08:18   #36
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My mods to the trailer lights & mudguards over the winter, as I hate fixing the light board on each time and use the mud guards as steps

Led lights, number plate light and fogs, still some more side reflectors to be fitted

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I've bought and thrown away a lot of trailer boards over the years and I've decided to make one that lasts forever - well at least a month!

I'm going to make it out of upvc sofitt and use led lamps higed in the middle any body got any suggestions as to any other feature for me to pimp my trailer board
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Have you seen these - http://www.thelightingboardcompany.co.uk/index.php

The ultimate wireless trailer board. I saw them at the dinghy show in March.
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Old 09 April 2009, 09:46   #39
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Have you seen these - http://www.thelightingboardcompany.co.uk/index.php

The ultimate wireless trailer board. I saw them at the dinghy show in March.
Very smart but I couldn't force myself to pay that much on a light board. Plus easily nicked.
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Old 09 April 2009, 09:51   #40
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£299

Bare in mind that one of the biggest problems with trailer boards is they are constantly breaking as they get driven over, reversed into, fall off the trailer etc etc.

At £20 it was an inconvenience at £299 it would ruin your day.
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