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DIY Navigational Light
« on: February 08, 2014, 12:17:35 pm »
Here's my stern navigational light that I built for my Trident 13. The only thing left to do is install a battery and the on and off toggle switch inside the yak. I got the light at the dollar store for $3 and the rest at Rona for under $20.
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Re: DIY Navigational Light
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 12:19:41 pm »
here's more picture! Now I have to figure how to mount it! I will wire to same battery of the fish finder!
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Re: DIY Navigational Light
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 12:25:34 pm »
To connect the wires to the light was pretty easy all you have to do is straighten the tabs for battery connection with flat screw driver. Then with Philip screw driver remove the three Philips screws inside the battery compartment. Now crimp the female disconnect stakons to wires while holding the metal tab of the battery connection tabs from the other side with fingers. Now re-assemble the top part by putting back the three screws. It a little pain in the ass to put back together. I then covered the stakons with hot glue to prevent movement and shorts! Now fish your wire through your pole and mount! The base of the lights fits perfectly inside the 1 1/2" reducer to 1 1/4" then I installed a 1 1/4 reducer to 3/4". I then mounted this to a 3 feet 3/4" pvc pipe. you can attach battery pack to the base of the pole. But I am gone put a disconect plug and hard wired it inside my trident to the fish finder battery with a on and off switch.
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Re: DIY Navigational Light
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 06:50:25 am »
Very well done!!!


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Re: DIY Navigational Light
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 01:44:51 pm »
The light is actually quite bright and works perfect on a 6V battery. I will wire it in when I get my fish finder with a quick disconnect water proof electrical connection which I got at Gentronics in burnside.
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