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Old 11-12-2017, 08:27 AM   #41
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How about mounting the lights on a transom mount kind of like a transducer, om an outboard no thruhull
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:59 AM   #42
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Hmm.
Yeah, that might be a little too far.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:34 PM   #44
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[QUOTE=markpierce;608829]Ooooh, ooooh. Look at the fish. So exciting? ... Beyond small fish eating dead skin cells off my feet, the idea of fish in the water is creepy.[/QUOTE


ummm ummmm.... ok.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:34 PM   #45
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I guess it is just me but I have never seen the sense of underwater lighting. Especially at the prices they want for those things. I have much better things to spend boat-bucks on that that. Guess my curmudgeon-ness is showing.

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:39 PM   #46
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Hey...lots of threads with people buying things that other think are dumb....

Flybridges, gensets, non powered dinks, powered dinks, windlasses, televisions, engine room cameras, etc, etc...

Too many here with such narrow scopes in boating.

Wonder if its age, attitude, IQ, or what....then they feel they must comment on it to boot.

Flipping amazing....

As Marin used to say....TF entertainment value....priceless.....
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:24 PM   #47
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i have read about underwater lights for some time now, and really haven't given them second thought until just now.....

a previous reply mentioned having enough light to see by for getting on/off dingy and maybe other swim platform related activities...... that would be my deciding factor on UW lighting... a nice ambient glow rather then lighting up from above..... not to mention the possible benefits when the time comes to cut crab pot lines off of the prop or something like that
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:13 PM   #48
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I think some people have lights to make a grand entrance into the yacht club more than to see underwater. I suspect they would like a bevy of buglers waiting for them at thier slip as well.

If you just want to see underwater, A decent dive light on a short length of rope would be cheap and easy....and you'd have a very useful light, which is never a bad thing.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:21 PM   #49
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I'll take the grand entrance every time.... <g>
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #50
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Not yet mentioned:

I have a friend with a sportfish and he has underwater lights. He said that when he uses them he cannot use his generator or the raw water intake gets clogged with jellyfish attracted by the lights. I didn't know that jellyfish are attracted by light.
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I bought 7 led 700-800 lumen stainless lights from Five-Oceans for $80 each for my 46 post sport fisher, I have had them on the boat for a year they work awesome , I use them every night I am on my boat ,brings up the fish and then seals give me an unwatered show chasing them ...I am going to buy them again for my new boat, ....fire pits are extra
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I'm presently looking for blue underwater lights just cant work out the difference between $50 ones and $2500 ????
I just like the "BLING "factor the look sexy and don't care what other's think .
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I've got 2 blue Aqualuma UW lights on my boat. They were one of the first things I installed after purchase. Had them on the previous boat also and I love them. The marine life they attract is absolutely amazing. Spent many hours with the kids with a fishing net catching squid off the duckboard.

They use 1.2Amps between them.

One of the advantages of these are the lens assembly is mounted into the transom and the lighting component is seperate allowing them to be removed/replaced if needed (never needed to though).

Highly recommended but not cheap.
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I'm just not feeling trying to justify $1k on permanent lights when all I want to do is watch the fishies while on the bridge deck in the evening. Correction. All I want is to do something nice for my wife,who saw a set on a boat & liked them. No,I'm not in the "look at me" crowd where I would have the boat lit up while coming into a harbor (again-if we were ,we wouldn't have an old Mainship!) so we wouldn't *need* permanently mounted lights ,they would just be more convenient (except for the weekly lens scrubbing). Like I mentioned in the original post, I feel there are too many lights on the water already. I love seeing the simple colors of a boats running lights in the evening. A blazing light display, not so much (Well, maybe for the Christmas parade). I'm leaning more towards Sea Lifes solution & what he does on his boat. A 12v receptacle in the cockpit & launch a floating light.
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I've got 2 blue Aqualuma UW lights on my boat. They were one of the first things I installed after purchase. Had them on the previous boat also and I love them. The marine life they attract is absolutely amazing. Spent many hours with the kids with a fishing net catching squid off the duckboard.

They use 1.2Amps between them.

One of the advantages of these are the lens assembly is mounted into the transom and the lighting component is seperate allowing them to be removed/replaced if needed (never needed to though).

Highly recommended but not cheap.



Looks great thanks for posting
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:41 PM   #56
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I guess it is just me but I have never seen the sense of underwater lighting. Especially at the prices they want for those things. I have much better things to spend boat-bucks on that that. Guess my curmudgeon-ness is showing.

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Don't have to be expensive.
I am using a super bright 12v cob light strip wrapped around a glass glass jar full of sand and long wire to 12v plug onboard.
All connections in the water given a good coating of hot melt glue.
Throw it over the side, plug it in.

Been running for 48hours now without dramas.
Total outlay about $3

Just replaced the stupidly expensive led anchor light bulb with one as well
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