Navigation Lights

Navigation Lights

Postby Shaun » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:02 am

Hello,

Does anyone one know if there is such a thing as battery operated LED nav lights, port, std & stern?.

Ive seen those emergency LED clamp or suction ones (they dont seem to make a stern light), but i was thinking something smaller that looks like a conventional nav light but battery operated :?:
You can get small LED headlamps...

My thinking is battery operated is more reliable :? , & doesnt need wiring, which could become a big job.

Also is it a requirement to display a 360' white light overnight while on a courtesy mooring?

cheers
shaun
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Re: Navigation Lights

Postby Curly Tops » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:34 pm

Hi Shaun
u shd b able 2 find an led stern light like the side lights u mention and they're a gud backup however the better option wld b 2 run some fixed nav lights from ur battery aswell. As 4 ur ques re mooring light; yes u shd display all round white at a visitor mooring - usually frm masthead.
Hope 2 c ur new boat at rally :)
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Re: Navigation Lights

Postby Marinka » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:12 pm

Hi Shaun, not sure about the LED nav lights, but technically no need under the colregs (or otherwise at law) to display an anchor light when attached to a mooring but it would be safer to do so. (no charge for the legal advice!) Hope your project is going well. Saw a beautiful junk rigged boat -China Cloud when I was in Comox BC recently. Cheers Pete
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Re: Navigation Lights

Postby Shaun » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:03 am

Just thought i'd post on this Navigation forum to see if its still working!! :)

Hi Sonia & Pete :D
Pete, hope your going well, ie the move to Canada & buying a yacht there etc...

I have installed some LED P & S nav lights & wow....there bloody blindingly bright!! :D
Just need to find a good LED stern light
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Re: Navigation Lights

Postby Killick69 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:38 pm

While the mast is at home I will sort out all lights on mast. Any suggestions/thoughts, just let me know.

Also any suggestions for a windvane.

Once mast is back on I want to rewire the port and starboard lights and fit LEDs (and also fit LED to stern light).
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Re: Navigation Lights

Postby storm petrel » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:37 pm

I wired in LED nav lights on Storm Petrel and they are great. Bugger all power drain and much brighter than the old globe lights. I recently installed an LED stern light (from Bias). It was cheap and is also very bright.

As to mast lights - Just stick to a running light (for motoring) about half way up the mast and an anchor light at the top.

If you intend to do some serious offshore work at night I would consider a tri-colour on top of the mast - they are visible for miles even in a rough sea - and perhaps a couple of down lights on the spreaders.

Shame you will not be back in action for the Rhumb line race. Perhaps Denis could use a crew member??

Cheers,
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