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Old 21 June 2005, 16:49   #31
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A helmet and full visor has saved me from a minor facial injury about three years ago - not sure about high speed impact (shattering of the visor?)
Still better than shattering the face (or head)...


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Old 21 June 2005, 16:55   #32
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Might seem like a daft idea but what is everybodies thoughts on fitting a spotlight to the front of the boat to illuminate the area ahead. Seems like a good idea to me but you just don't see boats with them on.

I have a spotlight on the rear of my boat up on the A Frame and that does a good job of illuminating the sea to the front of me. It also shows up my boat and allows me to see all my instruments etc.
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Old 21 June 2005, 17:13   #33
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I would have thought the problem with a spotlight on the "A" frame is, one glance back, and your natural night vision is knackered..
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Well way up the risks. And don't look back.

Anyway why would you want to look back.

And if you did close one eye. Then you don't loose your night vision. Its an Army Thing....

And anyway in the ideal world you would put the spot light on the front of your boat. Mine is only on the rear because that is the way the previous owner of the boat had it.

I just realised it would be better on the front after seeing what effect it had from the back....
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I would look back to make sure my kids were still on the rib.. Never heard of the one eye trick tho..
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the one eye trick...
Sounds dodgy, but it's widely practised in rally motorsports. I dunno, military always want to take the credit!
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Do people have a floodlight on thier rib? I wonder if one would be sensible for Tue eve. The sort you can pick up in B and Q with some unlikely level of candle light.....
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Here you go.

Just look out for the floodlight on Tuesday evening at Trafalgar 200 near No Mans Land Fort. Thats Me.
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And when I get my next RIB later this year it will have a spotlight on the front. For less than £20 you can't go wrong.
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And when I get my next RIB later this year it will have a spotlight on the front. For less than £20 you can't go wrong.
isnt it against regulations??? seen the rnli dress down a guy on a cranchi for havin docking lights on and bathing platform blues!

although a spotlight may be effective at lighting close proximity objects it would ruin ur ability to see lighted nav bouys i think.

i also think you should always be checking over ur shoulder, it was even in my rya course, but then i live in red jets stompin ground also those p&o floatin flats dont af motor once they turn calshot rekon theyre as quick as my night cruisin speed easily

maybe i just like panto!
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