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Old 06-06-2009, 07:50   #16
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haha these are amusing, reminds me of the underlighting the boy racers around here install into their suped up cars.
Go-faster stripes for sailing boats love it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:59   #17
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If you really want something for night fishing, not just to look cool, for years I have used a pair of 500w spotlights clamprd to the handrail and pointing down into the water about 45 degrees. It lights up a good area and attracts lots of bait and predators. They are removed after each use, easy to store and you can buy them at a hardware store for about $15.00 each. On my trawler I have an 8 KW generator they work fine and I could add more if I wanted to. I used a similar set up on a 23' outboard fishing boat 2' 300 watt spotlights hooked to a 1kw portable generator. The Honda 2 kw often recommended on this site would easily handle the 500 watt set and could have other uses.
There are abunch of 12V systems available as well, LED and sealed beams for above and underwater use. I tried 12V years ago before the LEDs were available the 12Vwas not very powerful so wore down quickly.
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Old 07-06-2009, 17:52   #18
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Underwater lights

Mine are Ocean LEDS, I have had not problems with the underwater lights leaking. I have two thru hull leds at the stern. In the clear waters of the Bahamas, it lights up an circular area of about 15 feet easily. Then my spreader lights light up the whole deck and some of the water. They are available in other colours. I believe Red, Green, white and my blue.

One of my spreader lights did start leaking, and I will get that changed under warranty, its not a year old yet. Sailing performance, I guess there is a little drag from them, but I am not worried about it. There are many other things on the boat that cause far more drag.

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Old 07-06-2009, 20:30   #19
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It's not the ones mounted on the spreaders that I'd worry about leaking!
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pics?

any chance you would post some pics? would love to see them.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:15   #21
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Hi, i went true a lot of u-water lights pages ..... finally i purchased these,

Attwood LEDs Categories

We just buyed the boat so it's not installed yet, does anyone have any experience whit them?

what i like a lot is that there are no big holes in the hull.

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Re: OCEANLED Underwater lights

I am buying a Catamaran Helia 44 and the price of their underwater lighting is 2800 euro. I was hoping to install them after one yr buy a local marina NEB in RI at the one year outhaul. Are yours thru haul or fixed? I would love more information if you wouldn't mind. Thanks so much, B
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Re: LED Underwater Lights

Ours was OCEAN LED, made in the UK, but can be purchased world wide, ours came from Fort Lauderdale, up to Canada, where we had it installed professionally. They are thru hull, and have been installed now 9 years, the boat has 20,000 nautical miles on it, including ocean. We have had no problems with them and are still as bright as the day we got them!

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