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Old 28-07-2014, 08:47   #1
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Underwater Lights

Have any of you ever put underwater lights on your sailboat? If so where did you mount them. ? I'd love to see how you did it. Where you mounted them and what not. Can you post pictures of it. I've been thinking about doing this to our boat. But wasnt sure how to run the power supply to them. Just wondering. Thanks
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Re: Underwater lights

My self I would never drill holes in my boat for something that unnecessary . If ya have to have them consider portable or floating lights .
Most sailors try to eliminate holes in the hull !!
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Re: Underwater lights

I'm not going to drill a hole lol. Was wondering if it could be attached to a thruhull. Just a thought. I've heard that someone did it but I cant remember how they did it.

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Re: Underwater lights

Maybe I just misunderstand what you mean, but a thru hole is a hole drilled into your hull.


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Re: Underwater lights

This topic shows the underwater lights I added to my boat.

There is no issue w/ drilling holes in the hull if it is done properly.
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Re: Underwater Lights

Why yes it is. But its already there. Not going to drill a new hole. I was just wondering if it would work.

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Re: Underwater Lights

Thanks Wingless. That's really cool. Love it...... See I knew it could be done just wasn't 100% sure how!to!do it. I,really don't want to,drill but since it would be,a tiny hole it's not that big of deal.


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Lights mounted below the waterline will quickly become the worst fouled spots on the hull. Just sayin'.
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A dumb power boat idea!
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Lights mounted below the waterline will quickly become the worst fouled spots on the hull. Just sayin'.
During the summer I clean my bottom every week or every other week. (The water is too darn warm...)

My lights are easy to keep clean, I just wipe them off w/ my bare hand. The hard glass has very little build-up.
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During the summer I clean my bottom every week or every other week. (The water is too darn warm...)

My lights are easy to keep clean, I just wipe them off w/ my bare hand. The hard glass has very little build-up.
Yes, but how many people are willing to get into the water clean their lights every few weeks (which is the frequency that would be needed in the Bay Area, where the OP is) or pay someone to do it? Not many, I'd wager. I have seen what happens to underwater lights here. Without constant cleaning, they foul to the point where a scraper is required to remove the growth, probably damaging the light's lens. So not only is the light only really useful part of the time (being foul most of the time) but it is likely to be scratched up as well.
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What function do these light serve?
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Now I have more boat bling. It looks really cool underway or stopped.
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Yes,
But this is going to work out to be about as annoying as those cars that jump, or the ones with the big bass speakers that go "boom". Both serve no purpose, except to get attention and annoy others
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Re: Underwater Lights

Not that I would get them, but I can certainly see the appeal they could have to the right crowd. Imagine having cocktails and watching you little underwater garden. Sounds pretty neat.

It's not like it's going to light up a whole anchorage, and I highly doubt a whole lot of people are gonna do it...but who knows.


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