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My Next Boat Project
« on: May 17, 2016, 03:54:29 PM »
Now that I finally have a recessed tray installed for my trolling motor foot pedal, I need to complete my next project... LED light kit.

Last summer I got a complete LED lighting kit from @mfwyatt05 (LEDHead Lighting) that I had planned on installing right away.

Well, one thing led to another, and before I knew it, summer and fall had gone by and winter was here.

I did manage to get the bow lights installed. They were pretty easy to install and hook up. But now I want to do the rest of the boat before another season slips by me.

I have lights for the front and rear decks, along with switches and a dimmer. I got my lights in Red, since red is the least likely color to affect your vision at night.

I need to make a Home Depot run to grab some wire so I can snake it through the hull and power everything. Maybe I can work on this during the next week or so.

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« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 09:55:47 PM by Curt »

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Re: My Next Boat Project
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 08:06:38 PM »
Suggest getting tinned wire for your project. Over time, you will have fewer issues with corrosion at the connections. Maybe you already had that in mind. 
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Re: My Next Boat Project
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 08:32:59 PM »
You are right about the red Curt.  I put red bulbs in my console lights several years ago because of night blindness.  They have really helped.
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Re: My Next Boat Project
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 09:54:56 PM »
Suggest getting tinned wire for your project. Over time, you will have fewer issues with corrosion at the connections. Maybe you already had that in mind. 
(shrug)

Thanks @Nightmare for the tip. I hadn't thought of that! But I will be looking into it and buying it for sure now  :nod:

@Jig Man I don't use much light at night. In fact, I use as little as possible. I typically only turn on my headlamp to land a fish, unhook a fish or to pull something out of one of my compartments, etc.

But knowing that I can turn on the deck lights when I need them and not have them destroy my night vision is an idea I like  :nod:

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