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Another warm spell is on the way.
Lasting well into next week with temps in the high
40° range. This brings the early season
anglers another step closer to Lk. MI 2018.
Sometimes I know better and just get by with EZ
cheapo fixes. The bow light on my 1987 Sea Ray
uses an expensive double bayonet socket Perko light
I've put dialectic grease on both ends and sometimes
this problematic bow light still won't come on
unless you flip the nav light switch 2-3 times.
Talked myself into upgrading to a LED green & red
bow light that gives 50k hours of service. The
safety aspect is beyond question. You must
show yourself to other boats when it's dark, or
you're a navigation hazard.
Cost to replace running lights is cheap compared to
a ticket the U.S.C.G. can and will write. You
see C.G. in the Manistee, MI's harbor at dark
assisting others, or looking for poorly lit boats.
Once the C.G. spots an infraction, you'll get a free
boat inspection that brings in ALL safety gear into
question, including flares. So, if you ain't
up to snuff 100% in all departments ...this can get
real expensive in a hurry.
Common sense says treat the C.G. the respect they
deserve. Once I had a mouthy charter customer
becoming confrontational towards the C.G. This
put me between a rock and a hard place. Just
make sure your boat is legal in all aspects ...at
The high temp yesterday topped 50° at my place.
Perfect weather to begin boat projects.
Upgrades are in order for dated China cheapie
halogen aft deck lights that draw a lot of juice and
only provide marginal light. Last year
replaced the trailer's waterproof stop/turn signals
with LEDs. This was a major a step up from old
style filament bulbs.
Best news about LED light sources? ...they've came
down a lot in price.
LEDs have an extremely long life span and use a lot
Adding a USB outlets to provide extra runtime for
the GoPro hardtop cam. Face plate & auxiliary
DC sockets were installed with a 1 1/8" hole saw
thru the fiberglass. New dedicated USB outlet
has 1amp and 2amp ports.
marine USB outlet
GoPro Hero 5 & 6 electrical draw is 5V at 1.5 amps. Use only a 1amp USB
port, or risk hurting the
camera. Final wiring hookup will be completed by this
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