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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 21 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Old bloke, I still fit my own towbar and electrics, mornings work for best part of a thousand quid, dealers are rip off artists.

I had a brand-new car 2yrs ago and ordered a factory-Fit towbar. It was cheaper than my local fitter.

I made a couple of Lighting board holders from an old bed. Set the pintles up to fit a couple of different boats.
Fitting bolts through the holders and using butterfly nuts allows me to fit a single lightning board to the different holders.
Sanded them down a bit and coated them with some tough outdoor varnish.
I also put the number plate on with velcro so that I can quickly swap that over between our two cars.
They've lasted 6yrs so far. 

One of my trailers also has a wiring plug cable tied along the trailer chassis so that it doesn't matter about the length of the lighting board cable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davidyacht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 21 at 12:59pm
Winders do a moulded GRP transom bracket with adjustable pintles and a mast and boom support.  I have swapped this over the years to new light boards purchased on line, after each has given up.  Couple of bolts and job done.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 21 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by wolfram

Hi - I've actually bought these wireless LED lights - they are working really well - just need to mount them - 

Look great, but how do you mount this on a carbon boat and what do you stick the number plate too?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eric_c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 21 at 8:44am
Originally posted by Old bloke

Those wireless lights look great. When cars were simple and I was poor I used to fit my own towbar and wire up the socket. I used to leave the socket inside the boot away from the rain mud and salt. With the wireless connection you could easily do the same and remove another cause of the bloody things not working.

The wireless signal might struggle to get through the steel of the boot lid?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old bloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 21 at 11:35am
Possibly, but an aero is much more radio transparent than a horse box.
I have ordered a set as my trailerboard fell off at the weekend, so Time will tell
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eric_c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 21 at 6:38pm
I think I've dragged my trailer board a fair way by the cable, lashing it to empty trailers is always a wind-up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old bloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 21 at 11:52am
I have received, and played with, my Connix wireless lights.I haven't used them in anger but initial impressions are that they are great. Really solid feeling gear .The lights are really bright and all worked first time with no messing. The transmitter works from inside the boot at a distance of 15 metres, which should be enough for any boat I am likely to tow.
The magnets are really strong and work through the thickness of the aero transom flaps, however, I have glued some thin steel plate to the trailer board and shall add a tether until I am more confident
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Post Options Post Options   Quote drifter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Oct 21 at 6:47pm
Do LED trailerboards work OK with indicator confirmation?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 21 at 7:23am
Originally posted by drifter

Do LED trailerboards work OK with indicator confirmation?


LED boards wont trigger the BCM fitted with dedicated wiring packs as they don't draw enough current. So they wont work at all.

If you have a bypass relay they'll work, but again they don't draw enough to trigger the beep.


There are ways around this, using resistors, putting a bulb inline Inside the car etc but its actually far less hassle to just use a conventional board and keep an eye on it. I'm not a huge fan of the LED ones, they are fine in the dark but the two ive tried haven't been bright enough for daylight use in my opinion, particularly the brake lights.
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