Louisiana gigger needs help with setup - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Inshore Fishing / Surf Fishing > Flounder Gigging

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Default Louisiana gigger needs help with setup

Just getting into gigging guys and have a few lights around to make my first 12v underwatersetup. Thiswill be a handheld PVC rig powered with a 12v(8ah) sealed battery from academy. Need your opinions on which bulbto use.

One is a GE electric car headlamp(H4656SB). It is a 4 bulb superblue lowbeam headlamp that is really bright and spreads the light well as it is rectangle shaped. From what I can tell by looking up online, the bulb is 55watts.

The 2nd is a 100wattaircraft spotlight(4509 from Napa) that I use for frogging. Its REALLY bright but just concentrates the light in one direction, it doesnt really spread is out like the H4656SB does. I DID meet up with a guy flounder gigging with one the other night and it was really bright under water. Problem here is he was using a larger amp hour motorcycle battery; my 8ah battery may not keep 100watt bulb lit for too long.

So with that said, let me know what yall think. If there is a larger amp hour battery that anyone could recommend that is still light enough to carry in a backpack please let me know. Looking for the optimum/brightest setup here without having to carry a 50 lb battery in an innertube. Thanks in advance.

Pics below.



bayoufrogg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-03-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 574
Default RE: Louisiana gigger needs help with setup

i have used headlights b4 they just shoot a sraight beam so i took a quarter and hit it with a ballpein hammer to concave it and superglued it to the glass to make the light bounce back to the mirror worked pretty well. they also will eat a battery up quick,.
shanester is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-04-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Default RE: Louisiana gigger needs help with setup

If I use the napa 100watt bulb then, what battery should I use?? I want one/two lighter onesto carry in a backpack so I dont have to pull a innertube with a car battery around. Anysuggestions on place to buy?? Whats the best batterybuy considering the following: weight, efficiency, cost, amp-hours????
bayoufrogg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-04-2008, 09:06 AM   #4
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pensacola, Fl.
Posts: 5,570
Default RE: Louisiana gigger needs help with setup

In your case I'd be looking for a small AGM battery. [Advanced Glass Matt] They are not cheap, but what kind of burn would you get if battery acid leaked down your back.



They will weigh aprox 24lbs in a smaller unit. Gp U1



http://www.batterystuff.com/batterie...350-D5722.html



Technical Specifications

Dimensions: 7.76" L x 5.12" W x 7.09" H

Actual Weight (lb.): 24.5

Shipping Weight (lb.): 26

Enclosure: ABS Plastic

Handle: 1

20 Hr. Rate Amp/Hr: 35

DC Output Voltage: 12 V

Maximum Charging Current: 8.5 A

Charge Voltage: 14.4 to 15 V

Max. Discharge Current (A) 5 sec.: 180

Resistance, milliohms: 10

Float Voltage: 13.5 to 13.8 V

Operating Temperature: 5 to 104 F

BCI Group: U-1

Regulatory Approval: DOT, ICAA, IATA, IMDA



Do some searching on the net and order what you need. The above is just one example and trying to keep the weight down.














__________________
[ Marine - Doesn't your outboard deserve the BEST?
X-Shark is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.