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|Author||Topic: underwater lights|
posted 03-12-2004 10:41 AM ET (US)
does anyone have experience with underwater lights ? I have seen them used on large sportfisherman and though there may be some method of installing them on a transom mounted assembly.
posted 03-12-2004 12:55 PM ET (US)
Matter of fact I was looking at one in Overton's catalog or Boat US. They mount under the swim platform....about $119 each. Now be carefull, some states consider that baiting and is a big NO-NO. In NJ, you better not do that and scoop up crabs for instance.
posted 03-12-2004 10:24 PM ET (US)
Regular sealed beam car headlights work just fine underwater. I made some flounder gigging lights with sealed beam headlights. I used silicone to seal the wire connnectors, and mounted them to a PVC pipe as a handle; I ran the wires through the handle. The only problem with the lights is that they have a very directed beam (i.e. not flood lights).
I'm sure you could rig up something simliar to hang off the side of your boat. It's a whole lot cheaper than $119 dollars.
posted 03-12-2004 10:53 PM ET (US)
Try a low voltage landscape lighting sealed beam lamp.
Same as a 12 volt headlamp but more flood than spot.
They are sold at most hardware and department stores.
posted 03-13-2004 07:22 AM ET (US)
Here's the Bubba way:
1. Find the light bulb you want to use.
2. Solder two wires onto it the length you want.
3. Coat everything with 5200.
4. On the other end put a fuse holder from the autoparts store.
5. Connect to install fuse, connect to power, and drop in water.
6. When it burns out, get new bulb and start over.
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