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Old 24 May 2004, 17:18   #1
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Anyone know where I can get hold of a submersible light board for the trailer? Or even if one exists?
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Old 25 May 2004, 04:05   #2
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No Iíve never seen one, having said that it would be useful, I hate taking them of because I am always dropping them or running them over. Des
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Won't the lighting board get in the way when you launch and recover your boat? Mine certainly would.

Another question, I read in Towsure's catalogue that it is compulsory to show a side marker light (white forward + red rearwards) for trailers over 7 feet 6 inches in length!!!!!!!!!!!! How do you fit these to a RIB?
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There was a dive boat running out of Falmouth last summer who kept his light board fixed across the top of his A-Frame.
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There was a dive boat running out of Falmouth last summer who kept his light board fixed across the top of his A-Frame.
Did he use his indicators at see?
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Old 25 May 2004, 09:03   #7
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Old 25 May 2004, 09:03   #8
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Did he use his indicators at see?
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OR could you see his indicators at sea? (Sorry - see sign off )

I put the board on the A frame. No adverse comments so far. Mind you I can't see a thing following me, including buses, which is probably also an offence.
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Under C&U regulations there are specific measurements relating to the position of the light clusters in relation to the outside edge of the "vehicle" and height above the ground. I can't remember exact measurements but certainly mounting the board on the A-Frame is illegal. Typically the standard 5ft replacement board is also too short as it places the lights too far inboard of the tubes.

I was out visiting my brother in Sydney last year and found submersible lights which I fitted over here. Piccy below shows them fitted - using two polythene chopping boards as mounts !! ( Strong, waterproof and shatterproof) Theses are fitted to a modified hockey stick which slides in and out of the trailer chassis - so you can pull them out to the beyond the sponsons when on the road, and push in out of the way when launching. The cable runs through the chassis to the winch post at the front of the trl, terminating in a socket. Just then a short plug to plug lead to connect to the car. To keep the brackets as small as possible I fastened the marker triangles to the transom. The only thing missing is a fog light but I have risked this.

The units have been in situ for over the last year and no problems. If anyone is interested I can check what shipping costs would be into UK - the units were about $49 Au a pair from memory - and persuade my brother he is setting a Ribnet trend ?

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