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Old 14-10-2010, 06:27   #1
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Recommendations for a Good Spot Light ?

We previously had a corded 12v spot light, but I accidentally ripped the short cord out. The 12v plug was by the helm seat and so I was using the light while steering the boat, and I tried to extend the light up high enough to see in front of the bow and accidentally ripped the cord out from it.

After discussing whether to install 12v plugs at the bow so that the light could be used from there or go with a cordless variety, we decided to try a cordless light. We figured that we could then use it from anywhere on the boat. We found a cordless Black & Decker that was rechargeable on 12v or 120v. It worked great the first couple of times, but then we discovered that it self discharges too fast. After sitting for maybe a week or two, the light is dead and needs fully charged for at least 8 hours and appears to die fast.

I’d like to find a great cordless light that doesn’t discharge quickly or a good corded variety that has a cord longer than the standard 3 or 4 feet.
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Old 14-10-2010, 11:15   #2
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We have a remote control primary spotlight on the yop of the main mast..
Our corded spot, I replaced the coiled cord with a 20' coiled cord so I can spot behind or straight down
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Old 14-10-2010, 11:44   #3
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i found a 16 dollar cordless spotlight from ace hardware worked just fine for cruising in gulf-- portable and cheap and i only broke one.
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