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Kayak lights?

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by 5nahalf, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Oct 8, 2020 at 7:11 AM
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    Lgeekdws

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    I'd just rent a kayak for your visit, its worth the cost/ less hassle and you can play with different boats. As far as rods and reels, I use 7' medium spinning rods and 40 series reels (20lb spiderwire) in the marsh and intercoastal without issue. I wouldn't take them too far offshore though. Slot red drum are a blast on lighter gear, nothing better then a Carolina sleighride!
     
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  2. Nov 6, 2020 at 4:19 AM
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    I just use LED glowsticks tied to the bow and stern for night paddling.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    When I kayak fished, I had a white anchor light with a suction cup for navigation needs that was on the stern of my kayak (i.e. so other boats see the anchor light), but it also illuminated around me mostly enough to see shore and rocks when close. I also used a headlamp (red lens) when I had to see stuff right next to me.

    I'd avoid the red/green bow lights as it is confusing to other boats about what they are seeing.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    that YakAttack light on a stick is expensive!! i would hang my regular LED lamp i use in my tent on a fishing rod i wont use until daybreak. hahah..
     
  5. Dec 2, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Yeah it is, thats why I ordered the regular yak attack flag. In the end I am going to be putting white led strips around the edges of my kayak to light up the water around me while paddling.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2020 at 1:13 PM
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    i hate wiring a kayak. i would hang battery operated stuff on my yak when it comes time.

    i felt an angel shed a tear when i drilled that first hole into my hobie.
     
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  7. Dec 2, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    Yeah, the first hole is always the worst. The biggest problem I had with wiring in my kayak was getting the wires from one end to the other for my fish finder. I have a big 6 inch hatch in the back, so every time I would need to drill a hole and run wires for it I would tie a nut to some string, then drop it down the small hole and fish it out the big hole, the only problem with this is that now there are wires all wrapped around the scupper hole things inside the kayak.

    I did install a fuse box in my kayak, I think what I will do for lights is just install waterproof plugs near the front on each side and have switches for each plug by my seat. Then I can use those same plugs for anything if I decide I dont want lights on.
     
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  8. Dec 2, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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    I don't think I would be able to go through that trauma. And that's not just because drilling into mine would turn it into a kayak shaped tarp....


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