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    need recommendations for bass boat head lights
from MikeH (74.245.185.229)  
4/8/2007 2:08:00 AM

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 I'm getting ready for summer night fishing in a couple of months and planning on putting headlights on my boat for running at night. (kind of uncomfortable holding a spotlight for a 20-30 mile run.)I used to have a set on an old ranger I once owned, but one didnt work and the other kept water in it. They came with the boat.


It would be a plus,but not necessary, if they were removable. Does anyone know if someone has come out with something that would fit in the bow light plug also. The brighter the better.


Thanks


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   Headlight from Hillbilly (170.215.116.185)  4/8/2007 8:39:00 AM
  Mike, Golight makes a spotlight/Navigation light combination that works very well. I have used one for several years and really liked it. I rotates 370 degrees and tilts 120 degrees it just plugs into the front bow light socket that comes with it. All you have to do is mount the socket and you are off and sailing. It comes with a remote. If you need help in finding one give me a shout 865-607-3064.


   Boat head light from Bbb (207.155.55.40)  4/8/2007 9:49:00 AM
  MikeH

I fish many nights on stumpy Toledo Bend and have found a pretty good solution for running the lake you may find value in.

I have a 400k CP "Blue Eye" light that I have mounted on a cheap motorcycle helment. Put the helment on, plug it in and the light follows your head. It's all hands free of course.

I like the "Blue Eye" because it cuts the glare appreciably.

Happy to send pics if desired. See: http://www.optronicsinc.com/spotlights3.htm a look at the light.

BBB


   Here's a cool web posting from RandyB (68.52.23.20)  4/8/2007 11:46:00 AM
  with lots of different opinions and idea and even some photos...

http://brotherhood-of-catfishermen.com/catfish/messages/474/301684.html?1106532478

Ie the removable light that the guy puts into his front seat post hole (on top of a 5' tall post).


   Headlights from Old Ranger (75.120.237.100)  4/8/2007 9:25:00 PM
 Mike, Not sure about Tenn. but in Alabama Headlights (like on car) are illegal per marine police for running down the lake. They are for docking purposes only. If you meet a boat head on with these type lights you will understand why. Never had a problem at night myself and have never used them.


   headlights from Braden (152.163.100.20)  4/8/2007 11:17:00 PM
 I went and got 2 pair of automotive fog lights used one pair to show in front of me and one to shine kinda to the left and the right just to have a wider pattern.I went to lowes and got some alluminum (36"s long and about 1 1/2"s wide $5.00) took and bent in vise in L shape with an angle pulled the rube rail back and used the same screww hole in rube rail.Run wires behind rube rail to the point of the boat and down to the console. I put 2 toggle switches in instead one just for the heck of it.They were very steady and bright with no glare.When i was done they looked like they come that way and had several ask me wheir they could buy them. You will need to adjust them on the water pretty easy to do


   Bama boys from BASSMAN IA.  4/8/2007 11:54:00 PM
 I have fished G'ville, I have seen a few boats at the Waterfront Tackle Store that had headlights mounted on their rubrails. The bracket is like a clamshell clamp and the lights can swivel up ( so the lens is not facing forward). Everyone that I seen were mounted on each side back where the hull begins to point straight ahead. Ask someone like Troy or other guides because they are some of the ones that had them. They only used them in waters where there were floaters and such.

Old Ranger has a point, headlights on a boat can be very dangerous.


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