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Old 18 May 2012, 07:48   #1
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Navigation lights !!

I do not have an "A" Frame, is it acceptable to place the lights on the console ??

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Old 18 May 2012, 08:30   #2
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I have mine on the console, but if your bow has much of a rocker, it could obscure them?
I have the white light on a mast behind the rear seats.
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Yes it's fine but put them as high up as possible, if you need some give me a pm as I've got some new hella marine ones you can have for postage. Cheers
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Yes it's fine but put them as high up as possible, if you need some give me a pm as I've got some new hella marine ones you can have for postage. Cheers
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All round white

Good advice from Rokraider. A mast for the all round white is a must if you want to be seen.
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Depending on when you actually use them the reflections off the tubes can kill some of your night vision.
I moved mine back mainly because of this.
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Depending on when you actually use them the reflections off the tubes can kill some of your night vision.
I moved mine back mainly because of this.
On a related note, don't be tempted to fit an all round white that's more powerful than you need. That will also reduce your night vision quite dramatically.
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Realistically it is difficult to get an ARW that is dim enough not to affect night vision if you are operating in the real black of night. I ended up painting part of the inside of the ARW lens black to reduce its glare.
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I understand the problem, but reducing the (required) light intensity makes a fast moving boat harder to see - and that somewhat defeats the object of having nav lights. They are not for the benefit of the people on the boat they're fixed to, they are for the benefit of others. I think if you are planning on going out in the dark with lights that you have deliberately dimmed, you should first clear it with your insurers (and I don't think they will support you), and the MCA (ditto)
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I have put a plate on the top of my mast that is cross shaped, with one leg pointing forward. I have got a fore and aft LED work lamp for emergencies and the GPS and VHF aerials either side. The white light is in the middle and the cross base plate throws a shadow over the bows, which means it doesn't interfere too much with my night vision.
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