Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 12 October 2017, 13:13   #1
Member
 
cgf10's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Superfly
Make: Shearwater 860
Length: 8m +
Engine: Verado
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 380
Best nav light set up

Hi - own this 4.5m Avon and I want to be able to set up nav lights. I'm consider fitting an A frame as one option but what would be some other options ? I considered a short pole at the bow with a tricolor of red, green and white as these are easy to buy and I could use a stowaway light pole - ideas ?Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3723.JPG
Views:	204
Size:	61.8 KB
ID:	122318
__________________

__________________
cgf10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 13:18   #2
Member
 
cgf10's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Superfly
Make: Shearwater 860
Length: 8m +
Engine: Verado
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 380
I would add I want to keep the budget low, the use at night is only occasional, removable is perfectly acceptable too
__________________

__________________
cgf10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 13:37   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
MMSI: 235095884
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,456
RIBase
add a pole at the rear if you don't want to go A-frame as it needs to be behind you. I used a B&Q Ariel pole on my first boat.
__________________
Andy

Bude Dive Club - www.budediveclub.co.uk
GAFIRS - www.gafirs.org.uk
treerat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 14:40   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam 225
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,003
I used This Led, simple 2 wire connection, low power draw easy fixing on a 5 m rib. Worked well.
__________________
Starovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 15:03   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
MMSI: 235095884
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,456
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgf10 View Post
I would add I want to keep the budget low, the use at night is only occasional, removable is perfectly acceptable too
So a set of these and cable tie them onto the life lines if its only really emergency use??


Emergency Navigation Light Set (Set of 3) - Emergency Navigation Lights - Discount Marine Chandlery and Sailing Equipment. Bargain Boat Spares and Clothing
__________________
Andy

Bude Dive Club - www.budediveclub.co.uk
GAFIRS - www.gafirs.org.uk
treerat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 16:00   #6
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,689
RIBase
If you want a proper job, then A-frame would be the way to go. Light-poles are fine but it's about as expensive as a second-hand A-frame given you want something a little more robust than something from a homeware store. Battery lights are good suggestion if trips are going to be once in a blue moon.

Other things to factor in if you do opt for A-frame is storage. My boat fits in standard garage so height is limiting factor for up and over door. You can get folding A-frames (hinged), although no experience of them.

Wire in using tinned cable to a Carling marine switch.
__________________
Is that with or without VAT?
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 16:32   #7
Member
 
cgf10's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Superfly
Make: Shearwater 860
Length: 8m +
Engine: Verado
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 380
Thanks guys. I appreciate all these ideas. I'm leaning towards an A frame as it would be a lot easier to mount in the right places etc. just have to decide if I'm really really going to use it enough at night - anyone got a suitable second hand single aframe ?
__________________
cgf10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 16:53   #8
Member
 
samt's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Midlands
Boat name: ...
Make: Avon SR4/Zodiac Clas
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 40/Mariner 30
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 949
RIBase
http://www.navisafe.com/project/2-na...-suction-base/
__________________
samt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 October 2017, 01:56   #9
Member
 
Country: Other
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 29
[Thread_Hijack] I've come back to boating after a career largely spent away from the coast, and only occaisional trips out... but I grew up in boats, used them day and night; and in almost all weathers.

We never used lights

Now, I wouldn't condone that sort of behaviour in 2017, but surely there must be situations where "turning a blind eye" to running without lights could be appropriate??? (e.g., very small craft, unpowered craft, away from trafficked channels???)

[/Thread_Hijack]
__________________
rkk01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 October 2017, 02:37   #10
Member
 
Country: India
Town: Mumbai
Boat name: Pathfinder
Make: Zodiac
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 X Yamaha F115s
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 66
I would recommend portable LED Lights which run on batteries. I have used Navisafe on my J/24 sailboat and am very happy with them. Waterproof and can be stowed away when not needed, while the mounts remain in place.


Have a range of mounting options as well to choose from. For your application, I would recommend either a single tricolour or a white all round mounted on a pole aft, and a bicolour affixed to the bow.

Here's a link to their website for more info: NAVISAFE | PORTABLE NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Available on Amazon for ease of purchase.

Cheers
Shahid
__________________

__________________
shahid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.