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Old 08-14-2016, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Lights for kayak

This is my setup for floundering. Hope it works.
The pvc slides into the paddle keepers on its side that I made from pvc.

It can be repositioned into the built in rod holders to provide lighting for night time dock fishing. At least that's the plan. Might even install a couple easy to reach rotor switches that will eliminate climbing back to access the battery.
Any suggestions welcome.

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Old 08-27-2016, 12:04 AM   #2
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Checked the depth of the lights and with me in the kayak they dip just below the water.
I wired em up with some old lamp cord and ran them inside the pvc. Even installed a toggle switch on each light so I can control them from my seat.
Ran the wire through the kayak cavity and connected them to a lawn tractor battery in front of the kayak.
I hope to try them out soon.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:07 AM   #3
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Very nice. Good luck and keep us updated with pictures!
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:16 PM   #4
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I made it out to the bay last night to try out the lights. The wind and dirty water were not very cooperative. The lights worked pretty well inspite of the weather conditions. They were not as bright as I had hoped, but that may have been because of the dirty water.

Maneuvering the kayak among pier pilings proved to be a challenge. Kayak floundering is best left to pier-less territory. The lights doubling as lighting for dock fishing worked nice. And the addition of toggle switches proved to be very handy.

I'll be looking for some wide open shoeline and clear calm water for some sit down kayak floundering.
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