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Old 07-18-2017, 08:32 PM   #16
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City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Whatever you do, don't install them like this guy. This is a transom waiting to rot!

I would consider an above-waterline transom hole only because I have a solid FRP transom and the ability to hide the wires under the swimstep. I think they'd be a great help when operating by dingy at night.

I also have one of those portable fishing lights with a 12V plug. I'm going to try that as a night lighting aid when using the dink this summer. It's not LED, but it'll work as an experiment. I have a portable battery pack to provide the 12V power.

With inductive power, why do we have to drill a hole to power an LED light? Why can't we wire a power puck to the inside of the hull and have the electricity inductively transmitted into the receiving light fixture? I charge my toothbrush this way and all it takes is a small battery for operation. Charge during the day (if needed) and operate at night. Would the transmitted power cause electrolysis?
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

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