View Poll Results: Do you beach your boat?
Yes - on sandy shores 6 18.18%
yes - on gravely shores 0 0%
yes - on rocky shores 0 0%
No - I just dont on sandy or gravely shores 0 0%
No - I dont on rocky shores 0 0%
No - I dont on any shore 27 81.82%
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #21
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They seem to seek the light source, so if the lights are concealed behind a valance, they don't seem attracted to them. I'm looking at multicolor LED strip lights to mount behind my valance for this purpose. I have red incandescent lights I use now. The red glow makes it look like a brothel (or so I'm told...I wouldn't know), but the bugs stay away!!
Valances? Something like this? Sorry, not a red glow; yellow, maybe.

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Old 04-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #22
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These are the valances I have at the top of my mini-blinds port, stbd and aft in my salon. If I mount the strip lights behind these valances, the light will bounce off the headliner and provide indirect, not task, lighting. I plan to install 12V multi-color dimmable 8 ft strips port and stbd.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #23
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The big boat? God, no. The dinghy? Yes, all the time. I thought that is what you mean when you asked. Most of our beaches are too shallow to get that close.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #24
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I meant the big boat. Most people beach their dinghys, that is usually what they are for.
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