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Old 03-17-2005, 05:02 PM
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its illegal in Tx to cruise with them on, only when docking
You mean you can't even use them to find a marker .

Got mine aimed perfect after a few trys. I've used them in a twisty , winding channel

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Old 03-17-2005, 05:20 PM
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its illegal in Tx to cruise with them on, only when docking
Illawfull to cruse with them anywhere. Coast Guard Regs. BTW illeagal is a sick bird.
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:48 PM
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Well I guess I dont fit into the crowd.. I had them on my 25 Checkmate and they worked great at nite when there was no moon.. At 50mph you couldnt tell they were on. Shined right through the water. I was following a cruiser one nite and I could see him cause he had his lights on, but I swung my bow over to see if the lights would shine that far.. Lit up the back of that boat like Fourth of July. Suddenly all the drunks on the back of that boat saw me.. I swung the bow back on course and flew right by them.
I think they are a good idea for running at nite when the moon is black and everything else is black on Lake Michigan. But if it is illegal.. well I guess I'll never do that again.. hmmmmmmmm Of course they were too expensive on the new boat, was going to add them later.. Now I am saving for gas money!!

I have a hard time finding the darn handheld light, that switch was always a short reach away and lighting up bouys on Macatoilet was a good thing sometimes.. I have to go with Foul on this one.. but it's up to you!!
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:52 PM
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I think ther problem is they are not made for a boat with as pointed a bow as we have.

Kinda like a cross eyed pigeon toed bowlegged Girl
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:03 AM
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There are a Gazillon "SLOW SPEED MANATEE ZONE" signs on Pilings out in the St Johns River ..... At nite I can turn the lites on momentarily and pickup the reflective Signs ...... Someone is going to be killed .....
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:31 AM
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Kinda like a cross eyed pigeon toed bowlegged Girl
You do realize they are aimable, like car headlights, right??
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I bet if you used a high intensity discharge bulb and ballast you guys that are unhappy with them might change your mind. I helped a guy install them in a Cobalt and he says anything reflective sticks out like a sore thumb from 200 yards out. I don't know what bulbs you guys have in yours but this Cobalt used a piss-ant 893 bulb. I couldn't understand how they expected it to work.

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to quote GLH on more than one thread

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Don't let Waterfoul kid you. He uses his docking lights to light up his driveway at night to play basketball.
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