Originally Posted by Biggles
Hers the pic you requested. I have wired similar to you in that I have a waterproof 12V socket on the console dash in to which I plug the spotlight. Means I can move it around the boat at a later date if I fit one of those expensive spikes on the A Frame.
Downside for me having the light there is that i can't now put my console cover on, it just doesn't fit. But I don't use it very often anyway. I also found that the spike it sits on developed a droop on the move, so I've tightened that up and we'll see how I get on. Something I would like to solve but haven't worked out yet is how to keep the spotlight pointing in one direction, when your on the move, mine just sort of swivels round. Have you ?
I think as long as that spike can't fall down/forward ( I would worry about kids), it looks great, did you have a reason for not fitting in the Middle?.
That's a bugger about the consol cover, I use mine a lot, you could alter yours? I always take the spot off the A Frame when I leave the boat over night to deter theft.
My apologies, I should have mentioned the swivelling thing, It's a double edged sword; on my old one, I lubbed the spike with vaseline to ease getting it on and off, apart from the light never sitting straight again,the vas melted the rubber slightly so then it would fall off! I never found a way to stop the movement.
Here's an option I'm considering, (It would get round your swivelling problem) where you have the 3 holes for the spike, design a bracket that allows you to fit the static clip fitting for the light (£10) this would allow you to point the light straight ahead. The spike, I'm considering finding a way to fit it on the highest point of the screen surround, this gets round the safety issue, allows 360 Degree direction and avoids glare back from the boat?
Of course, this is all way over the top, I've not used the spot since I got the boat
I'm presently half way down the "must get the very best dry bags available dear" they probably won't get used either.......