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Old 12-16-2011, 12:33 PM   #21
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RE: Dink lighting

SeaHorse II wrote:I guess when you go back to the mother ship, you have to disembark the dinghy to the side of the trawler, missing the rails that are lowered in the water?
*The rails are only in the water when the dink is coming off or going on.* There is plenty of room on either side of them to get on and off the Duck Board.* The other option is once the dink is in the water the rails are held in place by a removable pin. Remove the pin take the rail off or take both off,*stow them*and the whole back of the boat is usable.*

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Old 12-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #22
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RE: Dink lighting

Forkliftt wrote:
What creative ideas are you guys using to mount this light?
*We run a portable all-round white light on our dinghy at night.* No red/green nav lights.* The all-round white light is on a rod that slips into a bracket mounted on the inside of the dinghy transom.

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #23
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RE: Dink lighting

From experience in Marathon, FL, where the water patrol is very observant, a LED headlamp seems to suffice. It is handsfree, illuminates where you are going, and provides a warning wherever you turn your head to look. Never got a ticket using it.
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Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
A power-driven dinghy is required to have the same lights as any other powerboat, although it can use a 360-degree white light but must also show red and green sidelights.

An oar-driven dinghy only needs a flashlight or lantern showing a white light.
That highlights the stupidity of some of these laws and regulations. What difference could it possibly make that it was power driven as opposed to oar driven? It's a small boat on the water at night. If the red and green lights are important for a power driven boat, they are just as important for an oar driven boat.

If you turn off the motor and use the oars can you legally do without the red and green lights?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:01 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by JD View Post

*If I remember I'll try to get a couple of pictures of mine this weekend to post next week.* They work best with a RIB and engine that weighs in at 160# total or less.* If you are younger or stronger then the weight can go up.* But for one person that is about it.

We used the Trick Davit System with the extensions on our trawler platform - a very easy install. As JD mentioned, pretty much everything comes in the package. Because of the wide slats on our swim platform, we did make one change to the mounting system.... we added a 1/4" stainless steel backing plate that ran the full depth of the platform.

We finally launched Delia Rosa a few days ago and and were able to test the launching and retrieving our dinghy with the motor..... the system works very well... no pictures in the water, but here's a few on land...

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