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Old 11-05-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Dink lighting

At last years Wooden Boat Show in Madisonville we were stopped by law enforcement and given a warning for having only a flashlight in our dink while running the river.this year I had purchased the Red/Green light from WM that the admiral held at the front of the dink and were promptly given a ticket for no 360 degree light!! What creative ideas are you guys using to mount this light?
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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RE: Dink lighting

We have what appears to be a basic 2 D cell flashlight with a suction cup mount and a white dome style lense that mounts to the outboard motor. Was told we didn't need the red and green forward lights as we are under 16'. Not sure how true that is.

http://www.boatingstore.com/us/porta...hts-c1401.html
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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RE: Dink lighting

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.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:35 AM   #4
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RE: Dink lighting

I use a "flashlight on a stick" and slide it into my dinghy rod holder.

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Old 11-16-2011, 01:48 PM   #5
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RE: Dink lighting

I have a 360 degree light that mounts on top of the engine with a suction cup.* A red/green light that mounts on a rubber mount glued on the bow.* They are LEDs from Aqua Signal and are good for running up to 7 knots.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:37 PM   #6
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RE: Dink lighting

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I have the AS red and green light. I think it came with a suction cup. Did you glue one of these to your dink? How tall is your 360 light?
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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RE: Dink lighting

I use the Navisafe Red/green light - one on the bow and the other on the outboard.* They have a magnetic mounting disc which I glued to the boat/outboard.* The lights themselves float and are interchangeable front/back.
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I have the AS red and green light. I think it came with a suction cup. Did you glue one of these to your dink? How tall is your 360 light?
*I ordered the red/green with a rubber mount for gluing to Hypalon.* The 360 light mounts on top of the engine with a strong suction cup is about 9" tall..* They do float.* Sorry, no pictures with the lights installed, but one showing the black rubber red/green light mount glued on the bow.


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Old 11-18-2011, 08:54 AM   #9
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RE: Dink lighting

Don, I sure like the bow mount and will research. Also love the Weaver front arc.
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RE: Dink lighting

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I use the Navisafe Red/green light - one on the bow and the other on the outboard.* They have a magnetic mounting disc which I glued to the boat/outboard.* The lights themselves float and are interchangeable front/back.
*I saw a friend of mine this weekend and he was using these. *I was very impressed. *If I remember correctly, they weren't cheap?
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:51 PM   #11
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RE: Dink lighting

Any opinions on this hide-a-davit?

http://www.laconnermaritime.com/HaD.html


I am thinking about getting this style..

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:39 PM   #12
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Any opinions on this hide-a-davit?

http://www.laconnermaritime.com/HaD.html


I am thinking about getting this style..

Elwin

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OB,*

I'll be following this thread for feedback on the Hide-a-davit system.* That looks EXACTLY like something I have envisioned but have not seen available commercially.*

What's the price range for this product?
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:03 PM   #13
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RE: Dink lighting

Gents,

Have a look at Trick Davits.

http://www.trickdavit.com/index.php

$1,250 with the extensions shipped to your house or boat.* Easy to install and work like a charm.* Complete with all parts including tie down straps and hardware.

No connection just a satisfied customer.
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*OB,*

I'll be following this thread for feedback on the Hide-a-davit system.* That looks EXACTLY like something I have envisioned but have not seen available commercially.*

What's the price range for this product?
*The info they sent me was;

Kits for the Hide-A-Davit start at $9,000, plus shipping and installation. We don't have a dealer in CA, but can arrange shipping to your location. Shipping will likely run you about $450-500 (estimate). The package ships in 3 boxes and weighs a total of about 200 lbs.*

From watching the video, the fellow looks cumbersome trying to get from the tender to the swim platform.. I can see a wet experience happening there.

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RE: Dink lighting

That's a lot of $s and weight on the duckboard. I like the look of those Trick Davits, but my duckboard is not wide enough for either, so neither would work for me. I currently use Weaver snap davits on the edge of the duckboard, but as the damn pads with the loops would not stay glued to the pontoons, I just hook the stout and well fixed side rope on the port pontoon onto the weaver clips and swing her up by a block and tackle, and I adapted the pads to act as buffers for the pontoon to rest against to protect it from chafing against the points of the Snap fitting. Works quite well and dirt cheap.
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Hey Peter, I tend to agree.. Lots of $$ and am concerned about the weight. They do look ideal for a horizontal mount though. Every mount I have seen has given me some reservations however this one is the neatest looking.

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RE: Dink lighting

A friend of mine has a Hide-A-Davit on his Eastbay. Pretty cool and works well (as it should for that price).
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Have a look at Trick Davits.

http://www.trickdavit.com/index.php

$1,250 with the extensions shipped to your house or boat.
******* I never heard of these, but for folks on a budget it makes total sense.

******** Thanks, JD!


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SeaHorse II wrote:JD wrote:Have a look at Trick Davits.
http://www.trickdavit.com/index.php

$1,250 with the extensions shipped to your house or boat.

I never heard of these, but for folks on a budget it makes total sense.
******** Thanks, JD!

-- Edited by SeaHorse II on Friday 16th of December 2011 11:42:04 AM

*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.
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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?
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