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Old 26-03-2017, 19:01   #31
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Re: Installing Underwater Lighting

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Mine is out for a refit right now and I am going to check and see where I might be able to put one. We are on a lake now but will either trade up or take it to the coast next year.

I am already changing out mast lights to led and adding a rear facing flood with 2 spots on the 1st spreaders which certainly cover anything rafting up or docking. At night we have the cockpit lights in the arch and they are dimming but it would be nice to see in the water some without lighting up like a campsite.

hope to splash in a month

Ron
The rear-facing spots at the first spreaders is a good idea. We have a deck-light at that position illuminating the foredeck, as most do, so it would not need any additional cabling if we did not mind both coming on at once.
Will put that idea on the list.

We do have (yet to be installed) a powerful, but low-profile flood light to mount on the stern arch (solar and comm's antennas etc) to illuminate behind in case of 'issues' such as unexpected visitors 'wanting to use our transom step' .......
However, a dock attendant would not be too happy if we turned that on, and he was trying to pass our lines.

Thanks for the idea,
David
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Old 26-03-2017, 19:30   #32
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Re: Installing Underwater Lighting

Even facing down whatever it's more light pollution that imposes on others who might prefer a dark anchorage. For what? Fishing? Just aim a spotlight at the water.
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Old 26-03-2017, 19:45   #33
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Re: Installing Underwater Lighting

I wouldn't install one. But if I did it would be 10 inches aft of my strut fitting for my prop. Fully accessible from inside hull (strut bolts accessible) and would light up the prop which would make diving on a fouled/tangled prop at night much easier...
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I wouldn't install one. But if I did it would be 10 inches aft of my strut fitting for my prop. Fully accessible from inside hull (strut bolts accessible) and would light up the prop which would make diving on a fouled/tangled prop at night much easier...
Very good point regarding a fouled prop!
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