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Old 02 June 2020, 05:20   #1
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New trailer & lighting board ..... the set up has board behind the raised drive - so number plate is obscured.
OK .. I could move number plate to the side .... but what is the rule ... should lighting board be 'after' the drive ...eg after the last part of the boat
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I think it just has to be clearly visible from the rear of the trailer.

Mine is on brackets which slide out of the trailer and are behind the boat but not the engine, pretty standard set up, and this requires the prop to be covered.

I believe if the lightboard is positioned behind the whole rig, the prop does not need to be covered.
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New trailer & lighting board ..... the set up has board behind the raised drive - so number plate is obscured.
OK .. I could move number plate to the side .... but what is the rule ... should lighting board be 'after' the drive ...eg after the last part of the boat


Youíre allowed a 1m Max overhang
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I think it just has to be clearly visible from the rear of the trailer.

Mine is on brackets which slide out of the trailer and are behind the boat but not the engine, pretty standard set up, and this requires the prop to be covered.

I believe if the lightboard is positioned behind the whole rig, the prop does not need to be covered.

My previous boat had slight out aram on teh trailer that put lighting board in front of the drive .... just not the case on this one. Regulations are specific that number plate must be on centre line ... but not much else.
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Regulations are specific that number plate must be on centre line ... but not much else.
Don't know about that, mine isn't, and that board was supplied by Indespension
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....Regulations are specific that number plate must be on centre line ... but not much else.

Hmmm! Are you sure about that?
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Hmmm! Are you sure about that?
Yep, I'd be interested to see that too, I don't believe it's correct.

My Trailer and Discovery Tow vehicle would both fall foul of it.

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Another thing worth noting is the board has to be secured to the trailer not the load. I see a lot of boats/owners not abiding by that one!
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Yep, I'd be interested to see that too, I don't believe it's correct.

My Trailer and Discovery Tow vehicle would both fall foul of it.

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Likewise I canít find anything in the regs that say it has to be on the centreline.
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Likewise I canít find anything in the regs that say it has to be on the centreline.
I'm 99% certain it doesn't say it has to be, without even looking.

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I'm 99% certain it doesn't say it has to be, without even looking.

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+1. There'd be a lot of us would fall foul if that was the case.

Fog light required on offside if trailer is over 7 meters and there should be a warning triangle on the overhang.
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Iíve had mine attached to the a frame for over 20 years. Never been asked to move it or challenged. Iím aware itís ďnot rightĒ but to reassure anyone else it clearly isnít worth police attention.
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Mine had been on the A frame since I bought the RIB 20 yrs ago, absolutely no issues with the highway patrol, my view is, if it works and is clearly visible than you probably wonít have any problems.
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Looks like the biannual light board discussion has started again 🤣🤣
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Well, we had the Kill Cord one last week🥴
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Another thing worth noting is the board has to be secured to the trailer not the load. I see a lot of boats/owners not abiding by that one!
I'm fairly certain that the last time this got asserted we concluded after reviewing the regs that this was not the case. (Attached to an A-frame *may* be technically problematic for height reasons but there seemed to be nothing precluding attaching to the load itself).

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Fog light required on offside if trailer is over 7 meters and there should be a warning triangle on the overhang.
Only if the overhang is >1m IIRC otherwise just needs clearly marked?

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My previous boat had slight out aram on teh trailer that put lighting board in front of the drive .... just not the case on this one. Regulations are specific that number plate must be on centre line ... but not much else.
As others have said I'm not sure where you think that is stipulated, but moreover they visibility it clearly defined (with respect to a viewing area that the plate must be visible in), and that it must be lit (I can't recall if it only has to be lit at night or needs to be capable of being lit in the day too).

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New trailer & lighting board ..... the set up has board behind the raised drive - so number plate is obscured.
OK .. I could move number plate to the side .... but what is the rule ... should lighting board be 'after' the drive ...eg after the last part of the boat
It doesn't need to be after the drive (subject to overhang rules) but it MUST NOT be obscured. I'd suggest that there will be quite a range of tolerance for people who make a decent effort to be compliant for almost anything except what might be perceived as hiding the plate.
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I'm fairly certain that the last time this got asserted we concluded after reviewing the regs that this was not the case. (Attached to an A-frame *may* be technically problematic for height reasons but there seemed to be nothing precluding attaching to the load itself).
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Let me whole heartily disagree with you.
would you care to explain the correct interpretation of:

The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989, Regulation 21, Table Item 6 then?
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would you care to explain the correct interpretation of:



The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989, Regulation 21, Table Item 6 then?


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I can't understand why people ask questions regarding the regulations on trailers when they must be, it is in Western Australia, available online from the relevant authority.

In accordance with our laws, most of the advice given is incorrect.
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