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Old 01-09-2009, 04:52 PM
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Default LED underwater drain plug light. Any Info?

I saw an ad/article in the Jan/Feb Florida Sport Fishing magazine about these LED lights that screw in as a drain plug. I am guessing that they are pretty new because I have never heard of them. Does anyone have any personal experience with them? Here is the site.


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Old 01-09-2009, 05:18 PM
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Sounds pretty pricey for a drain plug!



I think Chris will sell you a better system, cheaper.
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I've seen them before and it doesn't seem like they would hold up. My drain plug is at about the lowest point in my boat and when I'm fishing the bays and marsh, often times I could be dragging the bottom of my hull on oyster reefs and what have you. Just looks like something to rip off and let water in your hull... just my .02 cents.
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$300 for a single light!

If'in I was going to do something like that, I would get the LED lights that yo can buy from a fellow THT member for a way lot less money.
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I would be leery about using this. The only advantage is not having to drill holes to mount it, and it is exposed to damage by debris or incidental contact with the bottom. Also, for 300 bucks you could do better. That guy is pricing this thing to compete with high-dollar lights, and is making a killing at selling them for that price....he probably has 50-60 bucks in the thing.
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I am very happy with mine.
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Chris is already working on one for 50 bucks
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Chris is already working on one for 50 bucks
I am there when he has it ready.....
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If you dont want permanent, I would take one of Chris' light and attach it to the transom with some 3M Dual Lock. Ad some alligator clips to the the wire and your done.
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Me too!!!!!!



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Old 01-11-2009, 05:55 AM
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Saw one of these mounted. Unit overlaps the keel. Customer had to fabricate a SS type bracket on the keel in case he hits bottom. That would be a problem if the thing broke off. Pricey too. Waiting for Chris' version.
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Not true guys. I'm not going to make a drain plug light.

I don't like anything that sticks off the back of the boat that much that low in the water. At the point where the drain plug is located there is a lot of water pressure. Unless you are at top speed the water rushes up right at that point instantly, and so will anything you run over.

Also for that price you're not getting much light.

Not a bad idea if the profile and price can be shrunk a little.
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Chris,

I agree that this light could be easily damaged by protruding out and being so low, BUT, a simple aluminum rotating bracket (small, strong, less that a dollar to produce) would swing the light above the drain plug.

This would be a simple modification and I think you would sell these things all day long in this configuration. Please give it a thought and sell me one.

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Chris,

I agree that this light could be easily damaged by protruding out and being so low, BUT, a simple aluminum rotating bracket (small, strong, less that a dollar to produce) would swing the light above the drain plug.

This would be a simple modification and I think you would sell these things all day long in this configuration. Please give it a thought and sell me one.

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Tom...I thought about that. But for that matter I could just make a screw in bracket to mount my lights.
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Tom...I thought about that. But for that matter I could just make a screw in bracket to mount my lights.
Chris, if you do that I will be first in line to buy one. Keep us posted.....
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Not true guys. I'm not going to make a drain plug light.

I don't like anything that sticks off the back of the boat that much that low in the water. At the point where the drain plug is located there is a lot of water pressure. Unless you are at top speed the water rushes up right at that point instantly, and so will anything you run over.

Also for that price you're not getting much light.

Not a bad idea if the profile and price can be shrunk a little.
I don't understand why one is not made with a single LED that's flush with the transom when screwed in. Of course, you'd need a key to unscrew it (similar to a gas cap) and the light output would be greatly restricted due to the size of the LED, but there should be enough space for three 7mm high output LED's which should be plenty for the small craft this is designed for.
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just did chris' transom lights, that is the way to go, they look awesome!
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just did chris' transom lights, that is the way to go, they look awesome!
Do you have a link to the product?
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From the "Safety Precautions":

"Never remove the underwater boat light assembly while the boat is in the water."
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