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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:36 am 
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Quick look at some $13 lights to add to any Kayak for better visibility (hopefully) ....
On the water testing will come this weekend.





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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:44 pm 
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I have used these lights over the last few years on my TI.

A few thoughts....

- These lights are NOT waterproof.
- OK if you keep the lights dry and in fresh water kayaking
- Offshore sailing (in salt water) ..... well....first splash and the lights are dead...

What I have done is either shrink wrap or place the lights in water tight plastic bags.

I mount the red and green lights on my camera mounts (Railblaza AKA Railmounts) which are mounted on the Akas just above the Almas (a mostly dry location on the TI...). The white lights are mounted on my rear camera mount. All three lights are elevated a couple feet for better visibility and a bit dryer location.

I typically sail with duplicate sets, red, green and white lights - all wrapped in plastic. The extra protection and redundancy works well for the rough offshore sailing. Very helpful when returning to port after sunset!

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Hobie TI 2016 - Offshore rig - Outboard
Hobie Kona 2014
Hobie AI 2015 - sold
Hobie Rev 13 2014 - sold
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:23 pm 
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good stuff..... thanks for info.
I put the red one on the end of my kayak when it was hanging out my truck bed.
I left it outside over night and noticed alot of condensation for sure.... it was dry by afternoon but, still noticed it for sure.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:15 am 
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So after the first voyage with these... on the way home I did put the red LED on the back of my Yak and it served its purpose as an over hang light perfectly.
I did leave it on the Yak over night when I got home (not turned on, just clipped to the Yak) and had ALOT of condensation in it in the morning.
Still works and is all dried out now for what it is worth.


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