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Old 27 December 2008, 02:05   #1
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I want to upgrade the basic one i have .Has anyone found one that is good all round.Quality, size,ease to rotate,and price.It will be A-frame mounted and fixed/bolted.I know the boat show is coming .but i want to see whats about and whhats best before i buy on spur of the moment.Thanks
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Old 27 December 2008, 07:46   #2
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I want to upgrade the basic one i have .Has anyone found one that is good all round.Quality, size,ease to rotate,and price.It will be A-frame mounted and fixed/bolted.I know the boat show is coming .but i want to see whats about and whhats best before i buy on spur of the moment.Thanks
If you want one with the handle and switch for panning, we have one in our jumble section:

http://www.alderneymarine.com/freeads.html
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Old 27 December 2008, 10:40   #3
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Malthouse , (or anyone)as you are very good at this stuff - do you do any sort of decent hand held - plug in ( 12v) type . I've been thinking of getting one , just not got round to it !

If its 12v I can plug it in the car when needed & boat when needed .......
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Old 27 December 2008, 11:42   #4
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These are the dogs dangly bits, really robust, waterproof and expensive. We have em on the Atlantic and not one has failed yet.

http://www.sailgb.com/p/aqua_signal_...light_12v_50w/
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Old 27 December 2008, 12:40   #5
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Good selection here http://www.seascrew.com I've got the 2nd lamp down on the spot and floodlights page...highly recommended: terrifc beam, waterproof and generally just looks like a quality piece of kit
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Good selection here http://www.seascrew.com I've got the 2nd lamp down on the spot and floodlights page...highly recommended: terrifc beam, waterproof and generally just looks like a quality piece of kit
The fourth one down with a rail fit looks like the one you have Leapy as a guess. I like this idea to clamp to A Frame, how have you connected the power source? Did you just plug it into an external socket or wire it in?
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I like this idea to clamp to A Frame, how have you connected the power source? Did you just plug it into an external socket or wire it in?
Fourth one down...I knew that!

We spec'd a Bulgin 12v socket in the console for this light. The lamp as supplied by Sea-Screw comes with a car 12v type. Just hacked that off and fitted the Bulgin plug. Job done
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Malthouse , (or anyone)as you are very good at this stuff - do you do any sort of decent hand held - plug in ( 12v) type . I've been thinking of getting one , just not got round to it !

If its 12v I can plug it in the car when needed & boat when needed .......
One of these should do the trick, lighter-plug and 1m candles.

At 24 squids plus vat I shall be getting one for the Landy.
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The fourth one down with a rail fit looks like the one you have Leapy as a guess. I like this idea to clamp to A Frame
Just a thought...the clamp needs to be able to be slid onto the tube/A frame via an open end before it can be clamped in place. Be aware of this if you're intending to attach to an existing s/s structure
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Old 28 December 2008, 11:42   #10
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One of these should do the trick, lighter-plug and 1m candles.

At 24 squids plus vat I shall be getting one for the Landy.
This looks ideal ! is it buried on your site ? I cant see it - do you have a link ?
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Old 28 December 2008, 13:02   #11
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12V-HAND-BOAT-...QQcmdZViewItem

check out the rest of their shop they are a good seller for marine stuff.
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looks like a good deaL against the Aquasignal unit which looks identical
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The aquasignal I've used and posted a link to looks nothing like that, well apart from the handle and lense.

The aquasignal is completely covered in a rubber sheath with the lense been the only exposed part.
I think we're back to you get what you pay for.
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The type i,m looking for would be perminately mounted in stainless steel and would swivel round from say a handle under side
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I've ordered one of the cheap ones off ebay . I dont intend to use it in tough conditions but I'll see how it is when it arrives & report.
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That will be good its not the one for about 35.00 is it
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Hi I bought one I think you may be disapointed!! Let me know what you think?
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Well this arrived to day & while not being the most solid thing I have ever picked up does seem to be OK for the money. While I'm not impressed by the build quality it does seem to be reasonably well sealed with one all in one type rubber cover ( not neoprene like it says) . Beam seems well strong enough and had good distance for what I need, but the switch is a bit slopy - I can see it breaking & me having to dismantle it to fix it in due course.

For the money I cant complain. If I buy a new one every 2-3 years so be it. If it lasts for 5 I reckon I've got a good deal.

It'll only get occasional use so I'm happy !
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This looks ideal ! is it buried on your site ? I cant see it - do you have a link ?
Sorry I missed your post on the 28th!

I hope the one you got on eBay does the job though
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