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Old 02 September 2010, 07:36   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
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Bi/combo nav lights for sib

Its very rare that i use navigation lights on my 3.4 mtr sib ,but as i operate in the vicinity of one of the busiest commercial ports in the uk i ,thought it best to have some aboard, but owing to the size and limited space and weight of the boat ,and i dident want to use the 12volt battery,wiring and switch so i decided to use the small emergency type lights as used by yachties,ect ,
as my boat can go much faster than 7 knots that means that i need both port and starboard lights as well as the all around white light ,,which is carried on a 2 meter alumininium pole mounted on the transom,
,, i couldent find a combined bi light and as i dident want to carry another 2 extra lights i decided to make one red/green bi light from the 2 port /starb ones .

i cut the coloured lenses in half carefully with a junior hacksaw and stuck them back together with epoxyresin ,

next step was somewhere to mount the light and as i dident want to mount it on the transom pole or start putting holes in my spray dodger ,i opted for making a folded stainless steel clip that can be slipped on to the edge of the dodger ,,the light is bolted to the clip with plastic car number plate bolts .

might just give a few sibbers out there another idea for carrying and mounting nav lights
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Old 04 September 2010, 01:51   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Boat name: zapcat 74
Make: gemini
Length: 4m +
Engine: tohatsu 50
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Great idea!!
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