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Underwater lights - are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by SoCalD, Feb 27, 2021.

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  1. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    Price out new RIBs lately?:)
  2. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    The last one I bought (for a client) was a pre-owned 13' with a 50hp for $10,000. J gave a price of $12K for 4 lights.
  3. mapism

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    I also don't like the wedges option, and as I said I think lights would work well also pointing diagonally downwards.
    But having said that, at planing speed obviously there would be no drag at all.
    And even if I don't think, as Capt J suggested, that the angled transom above would be out of the water at anything above idle (more like up to 10/12 knots, if I should guess), the drag of some small wedges, just large as much as the lights, would be negligible.
  4. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    Good point, 12 K for 4 lights, he did say that. get out the hole saw, the boat is already hauled, let’s get some goop and get ‘er done for way less!
  5. mapism

    mapism Senior Member

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    If like me you've got scuba rechargeable flashlights onboard anyway, that's a zero cost alternative.
    And it works as well on the tender as on the mothership! :cool:
  6. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    :D
  7. Pascal

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    Try $30k for a Walker bay 15 with 75 Honda 4 years ago ...
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    Even figuring only 2 lights for half the price that's expensive bling. 20% added to the price of boat and motor for 2 lights.
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    On a tender you can put some small lights, for $200-400 a piece. Someone even make a light that fits in the plug hole.
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    That sounds more reasonable.