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Old 03-20-2003, 09:32 AM
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Im having my Radar Arch delivered next week. I'm considering mounting a remote searchlight/floodlight on top and using it as a forward facing spotlight if needed at night, but using it facing rearward to illuminate the deck and water off the stern in the AM and evening(like you would use spreader lights). Anyone ever do this? Thoughts why/why not?
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Old 03-20-2003, 02:09 PM
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I just purchased a radar mount from this company take a look. http://www.eastshoremarine.com/spot.php

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I would think you would want two different type lites. If you want general illumination for the cockpit, when you turn it forward, that type of beam would just kill any nite vision. Plus, a general beam would not work well as a spotlite.
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I was down to see them today. Their product line and quality is awesome, and they will make up just about anything you could possibly want or hope for.
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I ordered the 10" stand with the remote spot light, spreader light, gps, and anchor light. I think it is a great idea. You, figure between the cost of the remote spot light, tower, and all the other mounting accessories it is not a bad price at all. I haven't received it yet but, I don't have a boat to put it on yet either.(Wenweken) What model did you buy and what kind of boat are you mounting it on?

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Take a look at this unit: http://www.acrelectronics.com/searchlights/rcl75.html or http://www.acrelectronics.com/searchlights/rcl600.html The RCL-600 has 6,000,000 candela; that ought to do it, 24v however! ACR Makes great units; 360 degree rotation with remote control. $239.00 for the RCL 75. www.consumersmarine.com I have the RCL-110D. I mounted the unit on the T-top to eliminate glare; they are quite a 'bug' draw, too. I use one spreader light in the cockpit. Two different lights for two different used.

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I agree with lobsta1 the glare would blind your forward vision.I use a aircraft landing lite attched off my toerail of my bow pulpit,the lite is rated 150 watts at 13.5 volts,its a real flame thrower.It doesnt blind me being the farthest object forward.when running allnite for the fishing grounds its a big help,I dont know what I would do without it,I rely on it that much.JMO

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