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Old 03 April 2022, 14:42   #1
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I want to be able to A frame mount led spotlights ( rechargeable would be great). Any recommendations that can be tube mounted please.
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I want to be able to A frame mount led spotlights ( rechargeable would be great). Any recommendations that can be tube mounted please.


Why, any specific reason?
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I thought peoples experiences would be useful
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My experience is that unless you have a specific need for spotlights e.g night fishing/diving, they are an absolute nuisance at night. Paradoxically, you want as little illumination as possible when under way at night, that includes killing the backlights on any instruments & electronics. I have a floodlight on the aframe & the only time itís ever been used is when we were recovering the boat after a night passage. Even if you are fishing or diving, a red head torch would be more useful. But it wouldnít look as cool
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My experience is that unless you have a specific need for spotlights e.g night fishing/diving, they are an absolute nuisance at night. Paradoxically, you want as little illumination as possible when under way at night, that includes killing the backlights on any instruments & electronics. I have a floodlight on the aframe & the only time itís ever been used is when we were recovering the boat after a night passage. Even if you are fishing or diving, a red head torch would be more useful. But it wouldnít look as cool
Thank you , that has saved me a great deal of hassle.
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Thank you , that has saved me a great deal of hassle.

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My experience is that unless you have a specific need for spotlights e.g night fishing/diving, they are an absolute nuisance at night. Paradoxically, you want as little illumination as possible when under way at night, that includes killing the backlights on any instruments & electronics. I have a floodlight on the aframe & the only time itís ever been used is when we were recovering the boat after a night passage. Even if you are fishing or diving, a red head torch would be more useful. But it wouldnít look as cool
Spot on - and the one gripe I have with my console is the back lights on the switches can't be killed
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Spot on - and the one gripe I have with my console is the back lights on the switches can't be killed


Iíd have thought that they could be switched off. Thereíll be a live feed in, a switched feed out & an earth. The earth is just for the backlight, if you put a switch in the earth it will kill the backlights but the switches will work normally.
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Iíd have thought that they could be switched off. Thereíll be a live feed in, a switched feed out & an earth. The earth is just for the backlight, if you put a switch in the earth it will kill the backlights but the switches will work normally.
Oh, good thought, I'll go looking - ta
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I have a powerful spot/flood mounted and while PD is right to a certain extent ...and a lot depends on what type of Cruiseing and how many passengers you carry.
I've found it very useful on occasion....particularly when disembarking crew members in low light condions onto jettys/steps/pontoons ect (especially young and "older" members) and is a boon when you're unloading camping gear/setting up camp onto a beach at night ect.
I also have a plug in (into the consul) handheld on a flexi wire....which is great for navagstion in tight spots on occasion
I'd be glad I had both for sure in any night-time "emergency" or recovery cenario whether for myself or indeed others.
I do have red deck lights fitted which have proven useful on occasion too.
When you need light!....you can't have too much
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I want to be able to A frame mount led spotlights ( rechargeable would be great). Any recommendations that can be tube mounted please.
Sounds like a torch?
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I have them on mine (Marine LEDS hardwired onto A Frame and operated by a toggle on the binnacle) and they are mainly used to illuminate the deck and sorting ropes, stowing stuff and people getting life jackets on when preparing the boat to leave harbour in the dark and also driving back onto my dock in the dark. Also have the plug in handheld spotlight for use in emergencies. I navigate a fair bit at night in the pitch dark and it is right that during navigation itself it is best for the boat and console to be as dark as possible (apart from the nav lights!). I use my Garmin to keep an eye on where we are but apart from that the general lack of interior lights on the boat helps the eyes get accustomed to the darkness itself.
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In case I get caught out with sunset
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