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Old 10-13-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Underwater lights

Anyone put underwater lights on their transom? I have heard it attracts ocean life at night. Some of the post indicate that this is one of the coolest mods made. I am having the boat pulled this coming week and thought it might be a real neat add on. Thoughts?
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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I don't think I would put a through hull, just a surface mount, LED low profile blue lighting. If anything it would be kinda cool to add for night time flare.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #3
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I think Daddyo has them on his Defever. Maybe he'll chine in.Larry
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I hauled a couple of months ago and when out put three blue surface mounted (sikaflex glued) onto the transom just on the water line. I did not want fully below water. The brand was aqua-bright. I asked the retailed about their life expectancy and they reported none returned faulty. I buy a lot of stuff from these guys and almost trust their response...but so far so good. The lights are only 30 each...so very cheap, which they should be. nothing complex about them but the are sealed very well. So many owners who put underwater$300 plus dollar lights have had them fail and almost everyone advised not to do what they did and drill big holes and go completely underwater. Anyway, i am happy with the results. To wire them, there is a tiny hole way above water line and under the swim platform. Can not be seen from above. I would advise using these lights. Good luck.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:35 AM   #5
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There is a thread somewhere on this in archives
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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lumishore underwater lights are very good
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We have two of these facing aft and two facing down centered between the rudders and the props. Great for seeing whats going on down there and yes they will attract dinner or after dinner entertainment
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You could try these portable lights first, if you don't get the results you were hoping for it's no big loss!!

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:26 AM   #9
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We did the floating portable light for years. Worked well and had a lot of fun with it. $15
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I will get a portable light for next years squid fishing, I thought about using a spot mounted above water but this sounds like a much better idea
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I'm going to install 4 sea blaze x thru hull this December. I'll let you know how they turn out.
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A few years ago I walked down a dock in Bimini and all of the boats, big sport fish, had underwater lights turned on. It was a magnificent sight.
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I'm going to install 4 sea blaze x thru hull this December. I'll let you know how they turn out.
OK, share some pictures and the process with us. Underwater lights would be great to have.
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OK, share some pictures and the process with us. Underwater lights would be great to have.
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These just came yesterday. The boat comes out at the end of December for a bottom painting. We'll install these at that time. Can't wait to see them in action.
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For those with BoatUS insurance this months magazine has an informative article on the subject of underwater lights.
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These just came yesterday. The boat comes out at the end of December for a bottom painting. We'll install these at that time. Can't wait to see them in action.
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Which model did you get? Lumitec makes several.
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The SeaBlaze X. They are blue and white. Bought 4. I have a 15' beam.
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Nice! That's going to put out a lot of light.
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