Hamish MacKay is a big time guy for towing. He often parks up at Datchet and I’ve noticed there his extra thoughtfulness in the trailer department….On the subject of EU trailers, he has written this into the FF Blog….
I have been following the whole EU Compliant trailer thread. I see the biggest challenge being the potential need to have the electrics contained within the trailer. However I actually quite like the idea of the light board being contained on a pull out system as I have used for many years with the Soling, Dragon and H Boat classes. However we do not always need to be guided by legislation. You will see the photos in the download below. Not long after we got the F15 late last year I spent a fair bit of time thinking how I could fit removable side/running lights. These may seem of little importance to those who drive on motorways that have overhead lights, but for those of us who live north of Preston I believe they make the road journey safer. When overtaking lorries with a trailer/boat (in dark blue covers) at night often the lorry drivers simply do not see the attachment behind the car and often start to pull out too early. Made even worse by left hand drive trucks in the UK. So we now have detachable lights, fixed to the trailer top cross bar and wired into the light board cable with a waterproof plug. It works really well (I think) and certainly helps be seen at night on dark motorways.
To see Hamish’s article in full with photos, then click here