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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 21 at 6:58pm
I suppose one option would be to make a little padded cradle on the extension arms so you can lash it firmly to the stern of the boat.
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Wrap the whole thing in pipe lagging, wide strap all round helm, no need to be tight, whole thing, light board and extenders only a couple of kilos.
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I appreciate that there are/were some very poor solutions to transom hung lighting boards too (although some good ones did/do exist), so appreciate that the rules say that it must be on the trailer and not the 'load'. Either way, the extension tubes are very far from ideal, but not sure what the answer could be. I live with what I have, as do others ...  ;-)
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Originally posted by H2

If you have an accident where say a car drives into the back of your boat whilst you are trailing and you had a new trailer with outriggers and were NOT using them I suspect (ahem...know) that the insurer will refuse the claim.

Well I know of a case where someone did drive into there back of someones boat, they were't using outriggers and they did pay out.

So we both could be wrong. But there i say again for the umpteenth time that there is no requirement in law to use them.

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Originally posted by Paramedic

 

Well I know of a case where someone did drive into there back of someones boat, they were't using outriggers and they did pay out.

So we both could be wrong. But there i say again for the umpteenth time that there is no requirement in law to use them.


Really?

The law states that (to paraphrase) the lighting board shall be attached to the trailer, NOT the 'load'. 


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<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; : rgb255, 255, 255;">Actually it says A vehicle/trailer which carries a load or equipment which obscures any obligatory lamp, reflector or rear marking. the obligatory lamp, reflector or rear marking </span><b style="font-family: verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; : rgb255, 255, 255;">shall be transferred to a position on the<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; : rgb255, 255, 255;"> vehicle, </span><b style="font-family: verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; : rgb255, 255, 255;">load<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; : rgb255, 255, 255;"> or equipment where it is not obscured; [or fit an extra lamp etc].</span><br style="font-family: verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; : rgb255, 255, 255;">
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 21 at 6:46pm
That refers to the vehicke, not the trailer, which has separate requirements
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 21 at 6:52pm
I am just pointing out the trailer design, that we are led to believe is a legal requirement and design, (Else why would the mainstream trailer companies have the extensions?) is not at all practical for dinghies.

Like my personal number plate - I could have squeezed the letters to have made the word - but I prefer to minimize my exposure to a police stop. Yes, I exceed the speed limit occassionally and do all sorts of silly driving mistakes, but for towing, do I need the hassle of a Police Stop when I am trying to get the boat to a club or home? Just being sensible.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 21 at 7:06pm
I always try to supply relevant accurate facts, especially when the law and safety is involved, where I have put vehicle it applies to trailers and motor vehicle, trailer is a vehicle after all, I will edit previous post to show this.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 21 at 7:26pm
Don't forget there may be more than one piece of legislation involved. Just because something isn't mentioned in one act doesn't mean it is not in a different one. After all we wouldn't want the law to be intelligible without consulting trained lawyers now would we...
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