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Old 19 September 2012, 03:42   #1
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Nav lights

Hi I am buying a 5m rib which has an A frame but no Nav lights. I don't want to start trailing wires through the boat if I can help it. I see you can get battery run nav lights that are good for 9 hrs. I see myself only using them a few times on longer journeys. Any advice as to these lights or if fitting proper ones is really that difficult?
I would be grateful for any help on this matter.
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Old 19 September 2012, 07:13   #2
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Hi. I have recently put nav lights on my Rib.
fairly simple

run 2 pairs of wires from your switches. one to the port and starboard and one to the white anchor light so you can independantly switch on/off nav and anchor lights.

battery ================switch====================nav port+ starboard.
battery =================switch===================anchor

or you could run some 3 core. eg

battery (+ nav)------------------sw--------------------port+stb------|
( + anchor)--------------sw---------------------anchor-------|
(- return )----------------------------------------------------|

make sense.
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Old 19 September 2012, 07:51   #3
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Thank you that has been a great help. Adam
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Old 19 September 2012, 08:27   #4
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Hi I am buying a 5m rib .......I don't want to start trailing wires through the boat if I can help it.......
I guess from this you don't want trip hazard central on your deck?

Does the boat have an under deck duct for the steering / throttle / gear cables? If so, problem solved. If not, you probably already have a steering, a throttle, a gear and remote electrics cables running between the transom & the console. You may also have two huge battery cables and a fuel hose.

Find your nearest electrical store (Big B&Qs might do it too) and buy yourself a suitable length of "Copex". 30mm (the biggest I've found "off the shelf") will usually take three of the battery / control cables. push the other two through the other run along with the nav lights cable. Put one copex down either side of your steering bowden & tiewrap them in place. It's the tidiest deck run you will get without spending something like 40/m on the "official big bore" stuff. (and it sits flatter, so is less of a trip hazard! )

A bit like this:
http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....9&d=1269355327
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I am hoping to pick it up next week from a brokers. I have looked at several so far and all have the cables down the right side. The rib is a Zodiac pro 9 man if you know the layout.
I just hope the boat is as advertised as I will be going 100miles to pick it up.
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I am hoping to pick it up next week from a brokers. I have looked at several so far and all have the cables down the right side. The rib is a Zodiac pro 9 man if you know the layout.
I just hope the boat is as advertised as I will be going 100miles to pick it up.
Where is it advertsed?
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Wolf rock. I have read several good comments on this forum and only the odd negative one.
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wolf rock

i have pro 500 and got it from them, never had a problem with purchase or delivery( i met them half way) when i had a dickie relay for motor tilt they sorted it next day. Lovely guys. Enjoy your zodiac!
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Thank you it's a relief to hear positive feedback.
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I have the smaller pro being the 420 and a friend also has a 420. His came from wolf rock at start of last season and had no issues at all. He had it delivered based on good reviews of the company and the fact it was a 6 hour drive each way and is still very pleased.

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