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Old 03-15-2018, 07:13 AM   #1
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Hey for you guys/gals that go out before the sun comes up what kind of light do you use for your yak? Iím looking for something thatís affordable yet not garbage!
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:27 AM   #2
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I'm not a kayaker but I'll tell you get LED bulbs. whateve size and style you choose. More light, less power any color or shades you want.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:03 AM   #3
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The only light required on a kayak in the dark is a white light. A VisiPole is a good way to go. https://www.yakattack.us/visipole-ii...-mighty-mount/

A waterproof flashlight and a head lamp will also fill the bill.
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I'm not out in the dark a whole lot, so I didnt want to invest in an expensive light and pole. But, you a required to have a 360 white light, below is a link for one that cost $10. I just velcro it to an extra rod. You should also have a headlamp, and a backup light too:


https://www.rei.com/product/133896/u...xoCvzkQAvD_BwE
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Has anyone used the VISIcarbon visipole? I see a repair kit is sold - that's both good and bad news. My first thought was that it must be breakable. Then I see the repair kit and .."Well,at least it can be brought back to new"

How breakable is it?...I suppose - not as breakable as the spare rod sticking up higher than the pole.
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The support pole is the same material as tent supports. It would be very difficult to break one. The bungee can lose its elasticity. I had mine for several years with no problems.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:17 AM   #7
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The support pole is the same material as tent supports. It would be very difficult to break one. The bungee can lose its elasticity. I had mine for several years with no problems.
Thanks Fishinbug. That's enough for me. I'll get it. I'd rather one that folds away that one that doesn't. Even my pretty decent homemade one.

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Old 03-18-2018, 12:39 PM   #9
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Lobsterman - I didn't realize that was only 17 lumens....I'll look at the one I made....What I don't like is the pole on mine can't be broken down and it's got "some" weight to it. It's a wooden shovel handle. Not a dowel.

Sooo...I go to get my diy light/flag pole and the light is missing...But the top is the flared gray conduit. The light - with a little reaming of the flared conduit - fit snugly inside. In addition,the bottom of the light is (was?) magnetic and I had epoxied a large washer inside.

It was the weight and lack of collapse-ability...and the fact that I'd made the pole too short. When the wind is in the right direction the flag slaps my face.

I like some aspects of your's too. I suppose either keep searching or redo my DIY version
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A waterproof flashlight and a head lamp will also fill the bill.

So if you have a flashlight in hand, got your headlamp strapped on your head, That's All thats required?
Not. Neither of these two display a visible 360-degree light which is required.

I think you meant the portable clamp-on stern light which resembles a flashlight.
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