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Old 06 January 2004, 09:26   #11
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I am with Lester on this, in that they may not show up on a small yacht radar, its not the small yacht running me down that I am worried about (says he with a 6k of damaged rib from a yachtie)but the big ships or even the coast guard / SAR looking for me in an emergency.

At 30 for a tube one its a one of cost and a case off "fit and forget".


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Old 06 January 2004, 09:28   #12
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Radar reflectors have been discussed before so it may be worth a look around for previous threads

To cut a long story short unless you spend 100's of pounds they are useless so spend as little as you can ( I spent 16 ) and comply with the law.



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Old 06 January 2004, 10:31   #13
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Just wondering, I have no A-frame on my RIB. How can i fit nav. lights?

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Old 06 January 2004, 10:41   #14
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Louise (aka Lester - sorry!) - indeed tricolours for yachts. There is an earlier thread where the MD of a certain RIB manufacturer agreed they had wrongly fitted Tricolours to their RIBs - as a means to keep the cost down for clients!

Without an a frame i'd get a pole made up by a stainless manufacturer that you can take on and off as required - with a bracket on the transom. Use waterproof connectors into a little box you screw to the transom ( to connect the cables as and when. Buy the lights, draw one out and you should get it made up for c80. Or try a boat jumble.

Refectors - Agree with Mark re get a cheap one. I have a 300 Cyclops one on one boat and a 30 one on the others, as pretty as the Cyclops looks i wish i had my time again re that purchase!

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Old 06 January 2004, 10:54   #15
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I had a light pole on my valiant. White like up top on the pole and a red and green split light on the front of the console. Costs very little. Tameside marine charged me a fortune. I later found a replacement pole with bracket for 12 in sheperds windermere.

Radar reflectors - utterly useless on a rib, read all the tests and you still dont show up on radar but as Alan says you may run into trouble with the insurance conpany if you dont have one.

In fact, i think we should have a whole thread dedicated to Tameside marine. There just as useless as a radar reflector.

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