I use pp twine (4mm o reckon) on clips to attach the top of the lighting board to each corner on the stern cleats, amd then an adjustable bungee on the centre bottom of the board to the trailer to tension it. The board is stable, yet doesnt touch the boat.Hi,
I have recently bought a new 19’ Sheelin lough boat. I have a few basic questions,
1) What is the best way to attach the lighting board?
2) What seating is best for comfort?
Thanks for your help.
Thanks. Would it be possible for you to send me a couple of pictures? Cheers.I use pp twine (4mm o reckon) on clips to attach the top of the lighting board to each corner on the stern cleats, amd then an adjustable bungee on the centre bottom of the board to the trailer to tension it. The board is stable, yet doesnt touch the boat.
I made my own seat from 3/4" marine ply, with multiple end stopppers, so it can be at the rear if in company, or accross the middle of on my own. A foldup plasric padded seat then positioned on the board where it suits you best. Offset to one side is best for moving, closer to the cemtre is betyer for drifting imho.
Cheers. We used to put the chain over the tow bar but we now have a secondary fixing point incase the neck would break.Pic of trailer board, boat is 100+ miles away at the mo.
Loop the twine loops around the cleats, clip the board onto the twone loops amd use the bungee in the centre to tension it all.
I'm sure you have one, but if not, get a seconardy coupling for the trailer. Despite being the law (in the UK, wasnt in the ROI last I checked) many people dont bother.
Many years ago metal fatigue on a ball hitch lead to me and a mate having a potentailly serious accident. The boat and trailer came off arond a corner and an oncoming car smashed into it, sending it over the hedge and writing the car off. No one was hurt, but could have been worse. You dont even need a propriety secondary coupling, a robust chain and shackle can do the job.
Thanks. Would it be possible for you to send me a couple of pictures? Cheers.
That's the ones I have Col, with the single colour. I had a pair of the others shown in your other images for about a fortnight. They were the most uncomfortable seats ever, as far as I and other boat partners were concerned, and the only thing going for them was they took up less room in the car.Others prefer the TLD type, like this...
The waterproof PVC pillow is removeable and easy to wash. Backrest is foldable. Pillow Colour : Blue and white. Pillow material: PU/PVC. This practical boat seat, made of weatherproof plastic, is ergonomically and aesthetically designed to fit your body's contours, which is an Ideal combination...www.ebay.co.uk
I changed out my metal swivels for these demountable ones. They're brilliant. The LH bit stays on the seat and the right hand bit attaches to your piece of wood or whatever you have. The two halves click into place and the seat is removed by pressing down on the protruding tongue. For me, this means that I can leave the bottom section strapped to the boat and take the seats home, if I need to.
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