LOL Doug. No this guy was a bit um...creative is a good word. It is an
Avon RIB which I am pretty sure is from the UK. The lights are a
handyman's special. (better or worse than LUCAS is unknown!) The
Honda motor has the ability to trickle charge a battery. (think I
learned that here for my Bristol's Honda O/B) He uses this 'trickle' to
power lights OR he uses it to run a small electric bilge pump. (I guess
if it sits in the rain?!)
I have yet to see it in action. He said if the motor idles too long the
lights go dim. =) Hmmm sounding more like a british car....<grin>
Chances are IF we think we need lights on the dinghy we'll just pick up
a little battery powered LED. I'm literally blind at night and hubby
isn't crazy about taking the helm of anything that floats so chances are
we won't ever need it but I thought it was an interesting idea at least
along with the bilge pump...heh. He has it all decked out with
everything from lights to an anchor.
I was most excited about the Avon's boarding ladder. It was one even a
gimp like me can use if I decide to go for a swim. Woohoo!
Doug Ward wrote:
> If it's British, & has lights, and those lights have the name LUCAS on them, just don't ever use the dingy after dark.
> Signed, a former British car owner & a graduate of the Lucas factory school of automotive electrical systems in Birmingham,England.
> Doug Ward