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Smallfrye posted 03-12-2004 10:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for Smallfrye   Send Email to Smallfrye  
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.
thanks, Jim
Bigshot posted 03-12-2004 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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.
Lars Simonsen posted 03-12-2004 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lars Simonsen  Send Email to Lars Simonsen     
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.

Lars

HAPPYJIM posted 03-12-2004 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
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.

Whalerdan posted 03-13-2004 07:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
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.


It would be ugly but no more than you would use it, it would be a cheep fix (a.k.a. Bubba fix).

Danny

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