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Which Docking Lights are better?

Old 11-16-2005, 08:38 PM
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They have 2 styles of docking lights. The telescope ones, and the fixed ones that mount in the front of the hull.

Which is better?

Does any one use the built in ones that mount to the hule?

I'm thinking of getting these..but I don't like the idea of cutting holes in my hull.

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Old 11-16-2005, 08:45 PM
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all the docking lights ive ever had sucked. i wouldnt cut a hole in my boat to install em.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: Which Docking Lights are better?

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but I don't like the idea of cutting holes in my hull.
I wouldn't either.

I definitely wouldn't do it unless it is absolutely necessary...
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:49 PM
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They have 2 styles of docking lights. The telescope ones, and the fixed ones that mount in the front of the hull.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:55 PM
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Mine came with docking lights, I've had the boat three years, and I have no idea how to turn them on. I wouldn't put them on either.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:24 PM
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They are useless.

If I had it to do over again I would never have ordered them.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:26 PM
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THanks...well that settles that idea...it's very rare i need the light anyways.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:47 PM
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Having docking lights for many people is thinking it'scoolto have headlights to run going across the water.

Other than that, I've watched and I have several friends with them, and I can't see how in the world they do any good atthe dock.

Hand held spot light. You move the light to see what you need to see, not the boat.
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:23 AM
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I think it's illegal to run with them on. At least in MD, I think it is. But anyways, yeah i have them and they are useless.
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Old 11-17-2005, 10:05 AM
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I think they are GAY. No offense meant, just my opinion.

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