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Old 27-08-2018, 15:51   #16
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Re: Which adhesive to use?

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I like my dinghy running light to be removable so it wonít be lost or stolen. This can be done in several ways. Details upon request.
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Old 27-08-2018, 20:42   #17
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Re: Which adhesive to use?

Whatever adhesive you use it won't last. Plus if it isn't removable you can't store the dink upside down on the deck.
I'd send it back and mount one of these on your outboard.
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Old 27-08-2018, 22:39   #18
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Re: Which adhesive to use?

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The light appears to be removable. Only the base is fixed permanently on the dinghy so it would not be an obstruction during daylight.
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Old 27-08-2018, 23:20   #19
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Don't you only need an all round white light on a dinghy?
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Old 28-08-2018, 02:32   #20
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Whatever adhesive you use it won't last. Plus if it isn't removable you can't store the dink upside down on the deck.
I'd send it back and mount one of these on your outboard.
These are good lights for sure, but if you mount it on an outboard they will be obscured by your body over a significant arc, and if there are others in the dink, more so.

I've mounted ours on a length of PVC pipe that attaches to the transom and is high above our heads when seated. This also reduces scattered light to the driver and helps with vision.

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PS: While bright, it does not really meet lighting standards for a small motor boat, in that there is no "steaming" light displayed. Makes you look like a sailing vessel.
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Old 28-08-2018, 04:53   #21
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Re: Which adhesive to use?

What ever you DO NOT use cement glue unless you want a giant hole in your dinghy. Some cement glue will either melt, or crystallize the rubber. I used 5200, 4200 would do also and so would Sika flex 1 or 921. Now do you intend to leave it there permanently or remove it from time to time. If the later, perhaps some Velcro patch would do.
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Old 28-08-2018, 09:49   #22
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Which adhesive to use?

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Whatever adhesive you use it won't last. Plus if it isn't removable you can't store the dink upside down on the deck.

I'd send it back and mount one of these on your outboard.



I have one mounted on my outboard and itís too bright, really annoying.
Put it on a stick, itís much better there.
It does not meet the legal requirement of having an all around white light though.
Although when I was inspected this year by the USCG auxiliary, I was told all I needed to be legal in the US is a flashlight.
I think you would be applauded as opposed to chastised, cause most run around with just a headlight on their head.
Now I donít know what size trips the requirements for flares, fire extinguishers, sound producing devices etc, but apparently itís bigger than Dinghies.

As far as that devices brightness, itís legal as a Tri color for a 12 Meter vessel, Iím sure of that.
After three years my Navisafe light is finally dieing, I found it half full of water the other day after I replaced the batteries, maybe I rolled the O ring or something, but I took it apart and dried it out, and it still works but the on off switch has become intermittent.
However due to it being normally waterproof, and it floats, plus being mounted by magnets so to remove it, just grab it and out it in your pocket, plus itís smaller than a hockey puck and fits nicely in your pocket, itís the best thing going.


This kit makes you legal anywhere I feel sure, and the bow mount adheres with 3M high bond tape.
https://store.marinebeam.com/led-nav...BoCkgwQAvD_BwE
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Re: Which adhesive to use?

Personally I would recommend weaver 2001 for hyapalon.
https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=97333
Gluing stuff like that to your boat is what it is designed for.
If your boat is pvc based I recommend the weaver 3001.

https://www.weaverindustries.com/ind...lue---8-oz.htm
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I bought a Innovative Lighting LED Portable Bi-Color Bow Navigation Light (see pic.) It is made to attach to the bow of an inflatable. I was surprised to see the only reference on how to attach it was "adhesive not included" on the instruction sheet? It has a semi-rigid black rubber (vinyl?) base you're supposed to attach ... my dinghy is hypalon. So, what is the correct adhesive to use?
HUM ! as the bow of a dinghy is a "high trafic area" and could be hit many many times, I would suggest to fix very strongly it to a larger flexible sub-base that will be glued on the dinghy.
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Re: Which adhesive to use?

These are what I use.

I modified the bow mount so the light itself attaches directly without the short mast as I was worried about its vulnerability, especially with our dogs scrambling over the bow. The mount itself attaches with the 3M tape as mentioned previously.

I attach the white light to my hat, as suggested to me when I bought the lights. Seems to work well w/o blinding.

Regarding the use of just a flashlight, that's OK unless your dinghy is CAPABLE of exceeding 7 knots. Then you need full running lights. Perhaps what USCG auxiliary told you says more about how knowledgeable they are!

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I have one mounted on my outboard and itís too bright, really annoying.
Put it on a stick, itís much better there.
It does not meet the legal requirement of having an all around white light though.
Although when I was inspected this year by the USCG auxiliary, I was told all I needed to be legal in the US is a flashlight.
I think you would be applauded as opposed to chastised, cause most run around with just a headlight on their head.
Now I donít know what size trips the requirements for flares, fire extinguishers, sound producing devices etc, but apparently itís bigger than Dinghies.

As far as that devices brightness, itís legal as a Tri color for a 12 Meter vessel, Iím sure of that.
After three years my Navisafe light is finally dieing, I found it half full of water the other day after I replaced the batteries, maybe I rolled the O ring or something, but I took it apart and dried it out, and it still works but the on off switch has become intermittent.
However due to it being normally waterproof, and it floats, plus being mounted by magnets so to remove it, just grab it and out it in your pocket, plus itís smaller than a hockey puck and fits nicely in your pocket, itís the best thing going.


This kit makes you legal anywhere I feel sure, and the bow mount adheres with 3M high bond tape.
https://store.marinebeam.com/led-nav...BoCkgwQAvD_BwE
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