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Old 28 March 2009, 16:34   #11
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Old 28 March 2009, 17:10   #12
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I ended up with the cheapest I could find , on the basis I can buy a new one every so often if I need to :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12V-HAND-BOAT-...1%7C240%3A1318

Seems OK so far - but I guess it depend what your using it for - I just use it to find the channel marks in the harbour !
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Old 28 March 2009, 17:52   #13
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I ended up with the cheapest I could find , on the basis I can buy a new one every so often if I need to :

Seems OK so far - but I guess it depend what your using it for - I just use it to find the channel marks in the harbour !
Yeah, I bought one of these from another seller - they seem ok, a very good knockoff of the original. The lens on mine is a bit cloudy but the thing works very well, robust and bright. 12V have a nasty habit of adding VAT after the fact - beware!
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Old 28 March 2009, 18:14   #14
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Cheers guys!

I've got a rechargeable one, but it only lasts about 10 minutes per charge and takes ages to charge up again. It's not waterproof either.

Blackroady and Willk, what's the beam like on your ones?
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Yeah I've got that one .. not a bad unit .. sealed etc.. I find the switch a bit fiddly as its encased in rubber, mines a cigarette lighter socket job, and came with a spigot so you can mount it on your dash when youre not holding it
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Old 29 March 2009, 14:11   #16
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Cheers guys!

I've got a rechargeable one, but it only lasts about 10 minutes per charge and takes ages to charge up again. It's not waterproof either.

Blackroady and Willk, what's the beam like on your ones?
Hard to say as I've nothing to compare it to . I purposely avoided battery power as I felt they would be heavy to hold up & not as bright as a 12v job (and as you found run out). I reckon 2 x85 Amp hour batteries will run it for a while & 200hp of opti should be able to cope with he extra current ( just ) !
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