Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Registered
    My Boats:
    1976 Cigarette 28SS
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    359

    Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    My (new) Cig 28SS needs an adidtional runing light to be legal and I don't like the options I've found.

    Originally the boat has red/green where they need to be, a transom light, anda short mast with 360 degree light on the windshield. The windshield has been replaced so the mast light is not installed. I could reinstall the mast but it'd be right in line of vision and ahead of the helm which I think is a VERY BAD idea.

    I was thinking about a 360 degree light on a removable stalk above the transom. I've run boats with this arrangmeent and it works well for visibility and meets the inland waterway requirements.

    Here's my problem - the stuff on the market is CRAP! Perko and such hardware is so flimsy comapred to the original that I can't bring myself to buy it. Can anyone please point me towards some quality hardware that is at least somewhat like the high quality vintage stuff on my boat? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Registered thisistank's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Channel Islands, So. Cal.
    Posts
    10,201

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    Have you looked at those aftermarket automatic pop up 360 lights? I know the Tigers have them on the deck infront of the cabin door and alot of the westcoast companies put them in their boats. If you wanted to add a little something else you can put those pop up front running lights in the bow too. Sweet little ad ons I think REX marine sells both styles.

  3. #3
    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    The Joisey Shore
    Posts
    10,353

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    You need one of those neat electically telescopic stern lights like they use on Outerlimits and Baja boats

    http://www.unifiedmarine.com/cgi-bin...log_index.html

  4. #4
    CMG
    CMG is offline
    VIP Member VIP Member CMG's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1998 Aquasport 205 Oosprey
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Windham, NH
    Posts
    4,498

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron P
    You need one of those neat electically telescopic stern lights like they use on Outerlimits and Baja boats

    http://www.unifiedmarine.com/cgi-bin...log_index.html


    Outerlimits and Baja in the same sentence? eeewwww!
    Chris G.

  5. #5
    Registered thisistank's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Channel Islands, So. Cal.
    Posts
    10,201

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    Quote Originally Posted by CMG
    Outerlimits and Baja in the same sentence? eeewwww!

    Slow your roll.....

    That's what I was talking about...The telescoping lights, then you add the bow lights that are flush until you turn them on and then they pop up automatically. Nice.
    Last edited by thisistank; 07-29-2004 at 01:50 PM.

  6. #6

  7. #7
    Registered
    My Boats:
    1976 Cigarette 28SS
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    359

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    Thanks guys, but I think your missing my intent here. This is a 1976 boat, not a modern, curvy, euro design, no teak, 14 drinkholder for every passenger kinda boat.

    I'm looking for a quality stern light that is in keeping with the style from that era of boat. I'd be real interested is someone had some old stuff laying around that might work.

    The only stuff I've seen is thin cast potmetal this or stamped sheetmetal that with plastic covers and self tapping screws that look like rejects from Korean kids toys. Who makes classically styled decent quality lighting?

  8. #8
    Registered
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    4,215

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    I dont do a lot of running at night, so whenever I have to I still use mine on the windshield DO NOT PUT IT BACK THERE!!! It blinds you...you can not see crap with that thing on.

    I would reccomend an electric telescoping ster light in place of the round stubby one on the transom, that would be a perfect place for it.

  9. #9
    Offshoreonly Advertiser Offshoreonly Advertiser Mbam's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1972 Cigarette 36 race
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Pompano Beach FL, USA
    Posts
    1,997

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    For my vintage boat I fabricated a tall (about 5 ft) mast out of aluminum tubing & had it anodized, Perko light with a shield on top, a mil spec Amphenol connector on bottom with a tubular brace on windshield, the socket on the deck. Removable and puts it high enough so you can barely see it when it is on. I have also used the telescoping light and love them.

  10. #10
    Registered ForrestC's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Magnum 27 Sport
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Ochlocknee Bay, Florida
    Posts
    138

    Re: Desparate for ideas on running lights!

    Here are the rules that would apply to your boat:

    BOATS UNDER 12 METERS (39.4')

    Powerboats-Separate or combination red and green sidelights, 112.5, visible 1 n.m., placed above hull at least 1 meter (3.3') below masthead light. Masthead: white, 225, visible 2 n.m., at least 1 meter above side lights. White stern light, 135, visible 2 n.m. OR, one all-round (360) white light (should also have sidelights).


    Not 100% legal since the masthead light won't be 1 meter higher than your side lights, but you could mount a 225 masthead light on the bow and a 135 on the stern. That way the light won't shine in your eyes like a 360 light will while underway.
    Last edited by ForrestC; 07-29-2004 at 04:23 PM.


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Rigging Question, any ideas on running wiring .
    By happy hours in forum General Q & A
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-07-2008, 03:18 AM
  2. Where do you find Motorized running lights
    By LubeJobs42 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-03-2006, 09:38 AM
  3. Replacement of Cabin Lights - Any Ideas ?
    By 358player in forum Sonic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-14-2005, 07:31 PM
  4. Trailer Lights Freaking Out, any ideas?
    By Formula Outlaw in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 01-02-2004, 10:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.