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Old 20 August 2017, 07:38   #1
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Underwater trailer lights

So after using the new boat abit more in the evenings and recovering after dark I want to try fit some underwater work lights on the trailer.

Be good to have something to light up the bunks abit just to make things alittle easier.

Has anyone done this or have any good ideas or know of any kits?

I'd preferably want to wire them onto a separate switch on the dash so they're not linked with the light board.

I thought about wiring them up to reverse but I always leave the car in 1st when launching/recovering cause I don't trust the hand brake!

Cheers for any help!
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Decent head torch and a well set up trailer. Certainly with my roller trailer the rib self centralises nicely and often I can recover in darkness without even a head torch - often quite a lot of ambient light on the water. I find its the straps, washdown and preparation for towing that a good headtorch with a wide beam pays divedends
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What about fitting some waterproof LED strips to the trailer with cable ties and running them off the cigar lighter? Cheap, easy and won't involve any hassle involving the car electrics and drilling the dash.
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I saw a chap with several LED puk lights velcro'd to the trailer chassis, did a good job of lighting up the trailer under the water.


What about one of these and a gopro mag mount....


ABCTen Waterproof LED Diving Light 300LM Underwater 30M with Built-in Battery | eBay
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Those battery ones aren't a bad shout actually!!!

I like the idea of the 12v lights. I just fitted some cheap led strips inside the boat that came with a 12v adapter.

I could get a better set and just plug them into the boot when needed?
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Wire them on the side light circuit on the trailer, but have a switch on the trailer. I would probably point them at the ground and rely on reflected light.
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Those battery ones aren't a bad shout actually!!!

I like the idea of the 12v lights. I just fitted some cheap led strips inside the boat that came with a 12v adapter.

I could get a better set and just plug them into the boot when needed?
Personally I wouldn't plug any underwater lights into an existing setup, be it trailer board or boat system

Id go stand alone so they are totally independent.
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Personally I wouldn't plug any underwater lights into an existing setup, be it trailer board or boat system

Id go stand alone so they are totally independent.


I reckon your right. Being on a gopro mount I can add it onto the truck to use as a work light too
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I reckon your right. Being on a gopro mount I can add it onto the truck to use as a work light too
good idea.


you try it first, if it works I may do something similar
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I have had four docking poles with A-frame fitted to my trailer, which I use to store windsurf boards / dinghies. This gives a several high mounting points for LED flood lights which will soon be fitted before onset of winter.

If you have 13 pin electrics, you have spare pins to play with, which can be switched within the car.

These lights are awesome: 11027 High Power Square Work Lamp

I also have one on the A-Frame of the boat pointing down towards the outboard so I can see the water intakes in the dark.
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