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Old 23 February 2013, 14:24   #1
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Nav lights

The nav lights on the rib I just purchased are incorrect and need replacing it has red / green but no all round white light so was thinking about replacing them for the correct type.

Been looking around my options seem to be mounting a combo style such as http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/navig...on-light.bhtml or to buy separates and mount them on the a frame but my a frame doesn't have side plates so that could be problematical for starters, then I I would also need to find a way of running the cables inside the a frame itself is there an easy way to get them through?

Not sure what the best way to do it is! The easiest would probably be the combo set


I added some pics they might not be the best but that's all I have at the moment!

What do you lot think?
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Old 23 February 2013, 14:29   #2
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Someone has had a mare there...

The lights could be replaced to white so they are back to back but then you would have to move the green and red onto the sides of the A frame.

I'm sure you can get some tabs welded on in 316 stainless steel, the cables shouldn't be much of a problem.
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Looking at your pic again... do you already have the tabs but someone has bolted on a cleat?
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Yeah why bother if not done correctly! Just not sure how easy it is to mount them on the side if the a frame as there's no mounting plates!

Is it easy to get the cable round the a frame corners etc never had to do it before don't really fancy taking the a frame off!
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Old 23 February 2013, 14:38   #5
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Ah yeah forgot about those cleats! (Boat is 90 miles away from me right now) only been out on it three times! ( roll on warmer weather!)

I could then just remove the cleats and put side lights on there instead .. Could be an option..

Another question is the power cable I need any idea on what it should be rated etc?

Kind of new to owning my own rib so have to learn as I go!
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Well the job is not that bad, you will need two Aqua Signal white lights and the correct cable and connectors.

Is the boat near Southampton?
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Yes whisper it's in its new home in lymington Im down that way next weekend hoping to look at the lights and get out on the water at some point
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Well the job is not that bad, you will need two Aqua Signal white lights and the correct cable and connectors.

Is the boat near Southampton?
Won't I need two whites a red and a green? The red and green are an all in one unit at the mo as far as I can remember
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Yep that sounds right I couldn't see from the pic.

Electrical : Navigation Lights - Yachtshop

But have a think though, wait until you get to the boat and have a good look.

Rigging your boat is a very personal thing so it's whatever you feel more happy with
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Unless you can fit an all round white light, then its sorted anyway ?
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