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Old 09-25-2020, 07:22 PM
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I read a lot about Black Oak and Lumitec but did a little researching . Just purchased a Hella Marine Sea Hawk Combi light bar. You need to wire with 2 switches . One for the spreader lights and one for the spot. Both can be deployed at the same time. Ceramic housing and Grilamid (polymer ) lens and 316 stainless. Not lifetime but has a 5- year warranty. Quality is A+. You can adjust the angle with the pressure thumb wheel ends no tools needed .Time will tell but it will get used a lot. It's not a cheap made in China product but from New Zealand, It's pricy like Black Oak and Lumitec so cost was not an issue in deciding on going with another brand but more looking for a unit that delivers prefect crisp penetrating light.

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09-25-2020, 08:11 PM
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yikes

light bars really have no place on a boat
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You say it will get used a lot. Please use it appropriately.
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Just don’t be that guy that blinds everyone.
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OP, get ready to be run through the ringer which will include USCG regulations etc etc etc.
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yikes

light bars really have no place on a boat
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Old 09-25-2020, 08:41 PM
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You playing baseball out on the water?? I hope that thing is for use way, way, way offshore while drifting, actively fishing.
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You should add a train horn, it fits the build.
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Oh No......Here come the Light Bar Police in Full effect!
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Make sue you get a set of super wide towing mirrors and don't forget to hang a set of truck nutz between your outboards.

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I think those knocking it have never had one and benefited from one.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
yikes

light bars really have no place on a boat
Try going through tight channels, crab pots, etc. at 04:00, that will change your mind.
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Originally Posted by nfairbank View Post
Try going through tight channels, crab pots, etc. at 04:00, that will change your mind.
And with my luck I'll be the boat in front of you!!
Old 09-26-2020, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by nfairbank View Post
Try going through tight channels, crab pots, etc. at 04:00, that will change your mind.
I have. Without a light bar.
They are unsafe.
Ruin night vision not only on your boat but other boaters
I have also docked in unfamiliar marinas with zero light (no lights on docks, moon, etc).
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Originally Posted by Mad Hunt View Post
You say it will get used a lot. Please use it appropriately.
I agree, as long as used appropriately.
I have a 7” light with a quick mount that I put on the bow rail at night.
I guarantee that most people who make negative comments about light bars have a remote spot light that put out just as much light as a bar.
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Originally Posted by ZMAN617 View Post
I think those knocking it have never had one and benefited from one.
nope, but I have been blinded by way more than one. One boaters increased ability to see does not warrant eliminating many others ability.

they have a time and place. If the operator finds themselves using them frequently or for long duration, likely need to rethink operating mindset and shift to radar, flir, or similar.

do like that the op intentionally picked a model with a spot function. Good indicator they have reasonable expectations on how to beneficially use them.
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I have one on my duck boat and it’s absolutely imperative. I rarely have it on for more than a couple seconds at a time, but occasionally I am cruising in the dark in areas where there are lots of old pilings and other snags.



one bit of advice, it looks like yours is shining on the front of your boat. That will make it so you can only see the front of your boat. You will want to move it to the top of the T-top or put a shield on the bottom of it to keep your boat out of the light.
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What did he say about it? I couldn’t read the text, that light was blinding me!
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Don’t be an asshole, light bars are the most annoying feature on modern vessels. Turn everything off, visibility will improve.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
nope, but I have been blinded by way more than one.
i have been blinded many times. its dangerous.
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Just because you have a light-bar doesn't mean your not a considerate boater. Get real guys and sorry if someone who has one and doesn't' understand what an approaching boat has to deal with. I DO !!!
I fish in the bayou's of black-bay and the open Brenton Sound . I typically leave from my camp before the boat launches in the area open. Crab traps are everywhere, debris from Mardi-Gras cut (MS River) is out of control and many floating logs . Many abandoned oil -field trash and pipes everywhere. It's a safety issue and will be used accordingly. The info is for those in the market and just wanted to bring attention to another fine product. I have been on a BlackJack with one and it really improves safety and that is why so many boats have them now. Like anything else , proper and respectful use is required.

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