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Old 03 August 2012, 07:08   #1
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Wing mirrors

We've recently taken delivery of a Redbay Stormforce 11 cabin RIB for use as a VIP transfer boat on the Thames. The only slight trouble we've found with it so far is the lack of visibility in the rear quarters. This wouldn't normally be a problem, but when you're manoeuvring in tight spaces with a fast current running through with lots of other boats nearby whilst trying to line up a boarding platform on the back of the boat with a 3 ft wide gate on a pier it gets a bit tricky!

I'm trying to track down a pair of wing mirrors that we can fit to make life easier. My search on ebay has been fruitless.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 03 August 2012, 07:59   #2
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Something like these LAND ROVER SERIES 2/2A/3 - 7x5" Wing Mirror and Stalk (DLS249) | eBay ?
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Google Skiing or Wakeboard mirrors.
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Get pretty cheap Reverseing Camera set up's these days,even auto versions would be ok on the Thames I should think
You did say it's a VIP service!:
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Maxi is right... indeed most of the tools you need are probably already on the boat. Certainly the 11m I had the fun to drive had engine bay camera and as i recall a camera providing a rear view so you could check nobody had fallen off the back etc already in place - and nicely displayed on one of the plotter screens.
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I like the camera idea maybe a reversing beeper thing, girl name number plate in the windscreen and a furry dice to hang off the compass.
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I like the camera idea maybe a reversing beeper thing, girl name number plate in the windscreen and a furry dice to hang off the compass.
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Something like this might be a good quick solution depending what you need to attach it to

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