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03-12-2013, 08:46 PM #1
LED Docking Lights?? Seadog? Attwood? Innovative? Something else?
I want to add some docking lights, (got caught late a few times last year) any suggestions on the following:
Seadog Stainless Steel Led Docking Lights SDG-4059501 Look a little cheezy in the photo
Attwood 6522SS7 Stainless Steel LED Docking Lights Cant quite tell in the photo about these
Innovatiove Lighting 585-0200-7 - LED DOCKING LIGHTS, S.S. Look nice, but more $$
I have some of the Attwood LEDs for the side that I am going to wire up along with the docking lights.
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03-15-2013, 10:33 PM #2
Soooo... Nobody has any experience with adding any of these docking lights to a boat?
Come on! Someone has to know something about these different brands...Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
03-16-2013, 08:22 AM #3
Re: LED Docking Lights?? Seadog? Attwood? Innovative? Something else?
My 08 Outback had docking lights - they were completely pointless.BoatBling Moomba forum member discount thread
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03-16-2013, 09:00 AM #4Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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03-16-2013, 01:02 PM #5
If my boat didn't have them I wouldn't add them. They are hard to seal and let water in the bow, especially when running an IBS. And I've used them maybe once. Maybe if they were higher and brighter? Even still I'd probably find other things to spend the money on instead.Dan
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03-18-2013, 05:36 PM #6
Curious - are you concerned about navigating obstacles in a channel - logs, deadheads, etc?
Anytime I've run at night any forward lighting has done more harm than good, at least if you are running at speed. I'd suggest getting a big old 2-3mil candle power spotlight and stash it in a cubby somewhere until you need it.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
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03-18-2013, 11:57 PM #8
Ah - gotcha. My launches are usually pretty well lit - it's the main channel or wide open water where it gets really dark and a little unnerving sometimes. Just remember to take off the sunglasses = much better.
I don't have docking lights either but if I had to I'd be looking at something surface mount and flush as possible - little holes for wiring much better than big holes for recessed mounts. Or just stick with the towers and done.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
03-20-2013, 11:40 PM #9
my 07 has docking lights and they do help when extremely close to dock but other than that they aren't very bright. I personally would not retro-fit them. Not worth it imo.
I'd go with forward facing lights on the tower if you really want them to be functional.
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03-21-2013, 02:17 PM #10
Our '08 has them, we use them so I can sit in the bow when we are coming in and watch the small fish dart around... but I honestly do not think they have much more function than that. I think the are cool though.'08 Mobius LS