Discussion in 'Electronics' started by SoCalD, Feb 27, 2021.
Price out new RIBs lately?
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.
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.
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!
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!
Try $30k for a Walker bay 15 with 75 Honda 4 years ago ...
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.
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.
That sounds more reasonable.