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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 08 Mar 2021 13:35 #110251

RickG wrote: Mike, I like your high mounted lights. I keep wanting to add something like that to my trailers, not so much about the lights, but because when there's no boat on the trailer I can't see it in my mirrors before it's already gone too far sideways. I drove a wrecker for a while as a kid so it's sort of a point of pride to position a trailer where I want it in one shot.

Jennings... those really do add something. Are they operable? A while back I saw a kit that had a small transmitter wired into the trailer and a receiver in the boat. The boat tail lights would then run off the boat battery and operate in unison with the trailer lights. I never got one for my Jetstreak but thought it'd be cool.


Yes. They are operable. Instead of grounding them to the boat like you would do with a trailer I ran the ground wires all the way to the bow. The cable gets pulled out of the deck from one of the previously made holes from the former owner. It’s covered with a clamshell vent.

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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 15:15 #110201

unclbuz wrote: I put something like this on the trailer that went with the DR that I sold to Steve and Dawn...







That is it!
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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 15:09 #110200

I put something like this on the trailer that went with the DR that I sold to Steve and Dawn...
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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 13:22 #110199

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Mike, I like your high mounted lights. I keep wanting to add something like that to my trailers, not so much about the lights, but because when there's no boat on the trailer I can't see it in my mirrors before it's already gone too far sideways. I drove a wrecker for a while as a kid so it's sort of a point of pride to position a trailer where I want it in one shot.

Jennings... those really do add something. Are they operable? A while back I saw a kit that had a small transmitter wired into the trailer and a receiver in the boat. The boat tail lights would then run off the boat battery and operate in unison with the trailer lights. I never got one for my Jetstreak but thought it'd be cool.
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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 12:16 #110198

I still like my 59 Cadillac tail lights.

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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 03:19 #110195

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Locomotion wrote: My biggest concern when it comes to a boat trailer is that it carries the boat in a way that does not damage the boat.
I have seen a lot of trailer damage on Feather Crafts over the years.



My trailer needs work. I only have three rollers and two smaller bunks. I like how John R let's his bunks go way past the rear of the trailer.

This time around I am going to try to add bunks. Two Long ones near the keel and two shorter ones for the back.






One of the Feather Craft catalogs warns to make sure the bunks on any trailer extended beyond the transom so the strength of the transom helps support the weight of the boat and motor.
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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 03:06 #110193

VinTin wrote: I like lights mounted on vertical boat trailering 'guides'

That way they are never under water.

Of course I don't have any like that.









I do.

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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 02:55 #110192

Locomotion wrote: My biggest concern when it comes to a boat trailer is that it carries the boat in a way that does not damage the boat.
I have seen a lot of trailer damage on Feather Crafts over the years.



My trailer needs work. I only have three rollers and two smaller bunks. I like how John R let's his bunks go way past the rear of the trailer.

This time around I am going to try to add bunks. Two Long ones near the keel and two shorter ones for the back.
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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 02:37 #110191

My biggest concern when it comes to a boat trailer is that it carries the boat in a way that does not damage the boat.
I have seen a lot of trailer damage on Feather Crafts over the years.
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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Trailer Light Kits, Got a Favorite? 06 Mar 2021 02:31 #110190

I treat trailer lights like a ware item, I am sure I'll bust one sooner than later. When I put lights on my trailer for the hawk, the boat was off the trailer at the time. Two days later putting the boat back on I busted a light into a million pieces, never fails. :humf:
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