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dogbone

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smit mast lights
« on: August 13, 2008, 11:20:24 AM »

hi
i am building the smit nederland. i have got the hull finished and the deck in place i would like to fit her out wiith working internal lights and a mast with working nav lights.. i am just about to start on the cabin but i am thinking ahead to the mast and wire routing. can any one point me in the direction of a wiring layout for the mast nav lights. i've seen a set on ebay containing 7 lights but the smit mast has 6 on the mast ( 3 looking forward and 3 looking astern ) and 1 just below and to the side of the mast and port and starboard lights
any help would be welcome to a novice.
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fullboat

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 10:11:10 AM »

Hi Dogbone,
I'm struggling with similar building the smit rotterdam, don't know how far you have got but the following link may help a bit .


http://www.mobilemarinemodels.com/acatalog/Electrical.html

Ive also just discovered as the above link is proof that searching this forum using advanced search is very usefull.
good luck with your model , I too am a novice and am finding the amount of info in this forum is brilliant.
let us  know how you get on as you may well stumble on a unique and very clever way to route the wiring.
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Captain Povey

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 11:12:14 AM »

Hi Dogbone, When I looked to add lights to my Smit Nederland I discovered that there were many mast light configurations for tugs to reflect what they were doing and what they were towing. In the end I opted for the simple version and put on one mast light. one stern light and the usual red and Green port and starboard lights together with some cabin lights. I posted a rather poor picture of it on here some time ago. Here it is again. Sorry I do not have a wiring diagram. Cheers Graham.
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catengineman

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 11:35:07 AM »

If this will help
1 Port side    Red
2 Stbd side   Green
3 Mast  forward facing White (lower)
4 Mast  forward facing White  (center)
5 Mast  forward facing White  (top)
6 Mast All round sight White  Very top of mast ANCHOR LIGHT
7 Rear of Accommodation White Stern Light
8 Below nos 7 Amber  Towing light
9 Three lights to either side of mast reading from top to bottom are RED  WHITE  RED  I know them as N U C and switched on in different configurations give different signals.

Then there is the search light and any flood lights you feel you want to have working

is this any help
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dogbone

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 07:55:35 PM »

fullboat-
a very interesting link, thanks

captain povey-
she looks fine, could be the way to go, simple with good effect, thanks

catengineman-
wow i never thought there were that many, but if you want the boat to look the part and be a true representation of the real thing that is the way to go. i'll have to get my head round the wiring though. many thanks
 O0
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tugs46

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 03:35:02 PM »

I guess it also depends on where in the world the boat is operating, in real life.
Many different regs.!
Solas and IMO are attempting to standardize the regs.

captain povey: Fine looking tug! Well done O0
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ministeve

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008, 12:45:13 PM »

i make mine like this. the brass tube is also the neutral for the lights hope this helps
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Captain Povey

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008, 10:18:57 PM »

Thats a very neat piece of work ministeve. I wish I had half your skill and talent. Cheers Graham
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tugs46

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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 05:22:45 AM »

Thats a very neat piece of work ministeve. I wish I had half your skill and talent. Cheers Graham
I'll second that!

VERY nice work ministeve O0
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Re: smit mast lights
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 08:45:50 AM »

thanks guys but if i can do it anyone can. If i do something its got to be easy  O0
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