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Old 29 December 2018, 23:25   #1
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Somthing to buy

It is about this time of year (Winter in the UK) that I get the urge to buy things.

I was wondering what little add on's/toys people have recently bought for their ribs. I already have the usual things such as
, Fixed VHF, Bluetooth Stereo and Chart Plotter.
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Laser flare to replace time expired pyro flares..next on my list.
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GoPro 7 for my boat, does that count. If not then a new prop was also ordered.
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Just bought a DJI Osmo Pocket for the same reason
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Laser flare to replace time expired pyro flares..next on my list.
Ooops meant LED flare, not laser! Plus a couple of floating orange smoke canisters. Have decided it is time to move on from handheld held distress pryro.
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I treated my trailer to new brake Bowden cables, bearings, hub nuts and dust caps, partly fitted on Christmas Day and Boxing Day!

Need to replace some more rusting split pins on the rollers as well as a roller slipped on it's arm whilst recovering the boat on Boxing Day.
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Proper coolbox was one of my best upgrades
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Ooops meant LED flare, not laser! Plus a couple of floating orange smoke canisters. Have decided it is time to move on from handheld held distress pryro.
Why not a laser flare LT? ... Google 'Greatland laser' nice piece of kit permanently attached to my LJ (along with PLB)
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Need to replace some more rusting split pins on the rollers as well as a roller slipped on it's arm whilst recovering the boat on Boxing Day.
Oh stop - I have to do all mine. 128 split pins! Did you find a handy knack for doing it?
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Oh stop - I have to do all mine. 128 split pins! Did you find a handy knack for doing it?
Willk - afraid no special technique/tools here, unless I'm missing something obvious! A couple of different pairs of pliers and that was it to remove and replace the ones I've done so far...
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Willk - afraid no special technique/tools here, unless I'm missing something obvious! A couple of different pairs of pliers and that was it to remove and replace the ones I've done so far...


Buy stainless split pins
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Thanks, yes, I'm replacing what look like completely rusted plain steel ones for stainless.

Although those originals have lasted 10+ years, so not bad!
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Why not a laser flare LT? ... Google 'Greatland laser' nice piece of kit permanently attached to my LJ (along with PLB)
I think LED safer than Laser potentially. Open to be convinced one way or the other - without hi-jacking this thread
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I think LED safer than Laser potentially. Open to be convinced one way or the other - without hi-jacking this thread


Personally I think the laser/LED flares are different beasts. Think parachute vs smoke pyros. I have an Odeo led & a Greetland laser, so I donít have a ďiíve got this one so it must be the bestĒ axe to grind. The laser is very directional & has a potential range of 30miles under ideal conditions. Itís also tiny & well suited to being attached to a LJ. In daylight, the LED may go unnoticed by passing aircraft/vessels. The laser can be deliberately aimed at passing aircraft/vessels (itís eye & night vision goggle safe)

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Thanks PD,
Still debating benefits of each....I have a concern - rightly or wrongly of potential damage a laser can do v. LED which appears to be "safer" .Also laser
I think is narrow beam so very directional, LED wider beam?
In daylight floating smoke will indicate position well. VHF is best distress alert.
I only want one of the two not both... Maybe I need to research more before shelling out my hard earned squids.
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