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Old 23 October 2013, 23:33   #1
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Nav lights on SIBS?

What do you guy do for Nav lights on your sibs please?

Is it a case of fixing up a removable a frame or trilight or all round white light on a light post on the transom or can one mount red/green lights to the side somehow?

I will need to rig up something on the Thames here as we sometime run back in the dark to our dry moorings.
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Old 24 October 2013, 03:19   #2
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AFAIK & I'm willing to stand corrected, all you'd need on a (sub 7m) SIB is an all round white. A "Tri light" is only for yachts & is a masthead light.
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Old 24 October 2013, 06:43   #3
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Yeah, your right. I was just thinking about maybe having port and starboard lights too.

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Old 24 October 2013, 07:00   #4
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Only SIBs I've ever seen with lights are RNLI D class.

Plenty of pics on google images.
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What do you guy do for Nav lights on your sibs please? Is it a case of fixing up a removable a frame or trilight or all round white light on a light post on the transom or can one mount red/green lights to the side somehow? I will need to rig up something on the Thames here as we sometime run back in the dark to our dry moorings.
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I believe the USA is different in that any powered vessel must use nav lights after dark. I know kayaks only need a white light.

For my little SIB, I bought a couple of LED lights from Amazon.com. The all around light is an extendable pole, that slides into a fishing rod holder (Not round but flat holder), and the front one I just mounted on a board with some bungee cord. When I wired up my bilge pump I put a couple of extra negative and positive wires in the quick disconnect to power the nav lights when they are plugged in.
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AFAIK & I'm willing to stand corrected, all you'd need on a (sub 7m) SIB is an all round white. A "Tri light" is only for yachts & is a masthead light.
You're wrong!
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I believe the USA is different in that any powered vessel must use nav lights after dark. I know kayaks only need a white light.

For my little SIB, I bought a couple of LED lights from Amazon.com. The all around light is an extendable pole, that slides into a fishing rod holder (Not round but flat holder), and the front one I just mounted on a board with some bungee cord. When I wired up my bilge pump I put a couple of extra negative and positive wires in the quick disconnect to power the nav lights when they are plugged in.
Not sure why you think us is different.
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Under 7 metres & 7 knots speed just a white all around light is required or for non powered craft a torch . If possible port & starbd red & green should also be shown as well as the white all around , Either as a combined Bi light or fitted each side of the craft but if red & green lights are fitted the white all around must then be at least 1metre above the red & green ,

I made a clip-on the bow dodger battery powered bi light red/green then have a decorators extension pole fixed to the transom with the all around white .
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