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Lights for your boat!
« on: October 07, 2008, 02:14:03 PM »

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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 02:55:16 PM »

Bit of bling for your Bismarck ::)
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 03:21:23 PM »

Beat me to it Ron  :embarrassed:
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 03:44:43 PM »

On my way to work this morning I was overtaken by a boy racer in a little wizzy thing, and that was all lit up underneath like that boat with pulsating green and blue led's...it looked bl**dy horrible.

Looks better on the boat tho...

Rich
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008, 04:06:23 PM »

They are currently looking at these for cruise ship applicatons as a security measure, i.e.protection from divers.
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 04:30:05 PM »

has anyone ever been on a boat/ship at night when phosphorescence have been prsent?  Looks jus tlike this but no where near as bright...
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 07:05:11 PM »

Yep, I once saw it going down the east coast of the States on a cargo ship about 25 years ago, absolutely amazing.
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 09:34:32 PM »

On my way to work this morning I was overtaken by a boy racer in a little wizzy thing, and that was all lit up underneath like that boat with pulsating green and blue led's...it looked bl**dy horrible.

Looks better on the boat tho...

Rich
In the water it does look good.  A whole new thing for Venetian nights.
I do like to see this kind of thing on a car.  Forewarned is forearmed, and it is good to have all doubt removed.
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 10:04:41 PM »

Going to be hard to see on a bright sunny day in the UK ?  :embarrassed:

Or could i be wrong :angel:

R,
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 10:07:48 PM »

Going to be hard to see on a bright sunny day in the UK ?  :embarrassed:

Or could i be wrong :angel:

R,
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That's no problem then.  We don't get bright sunny day's in the UK!! {-)
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 10:14:22 PM »

Mmm be Ok for night sailing then {-)

Gib is quite nice (costly) no model shops to speak off UK is fine but I am working the daft hours so sailing in daylight is hard

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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 04:29:02 PM »

Bit of bling for your Bismarck ::)
Martin,

Did you finish your Bismarck?
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 05:16:55 PM »

Still can't see any light at the end of the tunnel yet.....  :(
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2008, 05:31:28 PM »

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Still can't see any light at the end of the tunnel yet..... 

Well, take the propshaft out then Martin.  {-)
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2008, 06:01:41 PM »

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Still can't see any light at the end of the tunnel yet..... 

Well, take the propshaft out then Martin.  {-)

He has taken so long, I doubt if he can not remember which end the propshaft belongs. :( :D
Stick to it Martin ok1
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2008, 08:55:24 PM »

Strike another one up for ligth pollution

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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2008, 09:28:34 PM »

You mean like this Martin?.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2008, 10:42:06 PM »

Whoa!  Pimp my Springer!   :} :o :-))
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2008, 11:27:29 PM »

You mean like this Martin?.  :-)) :-)) :-))

Excellent...... dude!  :D
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2008, 12:45:45 AM »

Excellent indeed, dude.
Last January I bought a whole load of blue 5mm LEDs for the princely sum of 7.00. Each LED has a diamond-shape concave, as opposed to the usual round tops. The light disperses from the sides which gives a nice all-round glow, but without being too much in your face -- looks pretty much like the same effect as those in the above photos. I've been itching to give 'em a whirl but figgered it would kinda pimpy.
How wrong could I be?!

Now I've seen how they look on that Sea Walker, wouldn't them blue's look great on SunnyBob's cruiser!
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2008, 09:45:38 AM »

Bit of bling for your Bismarck ::)
Martin,

Did you finish your Bismarck?

Are you still doing it.?
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2008, 07:18:35 PM »

I was in a local merchandising emporium yesterday and was drawn, like a moth, to the Christmas lights as usual.
I noticed this years offering was an LED multicoloured set but what caught my eye was the very wide angle of
light distribution, not the usual 60o, (which basically means you can only really see them head on).

The one I saw were clear plastic and I assume some sort of internal prism arrangement to disperse the light.
Ideal for model boats I thought but it says '24volts' on the little transformer..... is that right?

15 for 80 LED, I'll wait till the sales I think!
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2008, 07:30:41 PM »

In your local pound shops around this time of year,you can get around 30/40 bulbs (for mini xmas trees) for 1,
i got a few red and a few white sets and they run off 4 pencil batts
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2008, 07:39:13 PM »

15 is not a bad price for 80. Last year a set of eighty would have cost double that down our way. I paid 7.00 for 40 during the half-price sales.
Are the ones' you seen all the same colour?

24-volts is about right. No biggie, though. Each LED will have its own series resistor, so you only need to swap it out for whatever voltage you want them to work with.

Where did you see them? What is the name of your emporium?
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Re: Lights for your boat!
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2008, 07:40:36 PM »

Ask Bill, remember the fairy lights on his crappy plastic boat I had to tow around in Llanberis?

By the way it's not crappy now, but you''l have to wait for next Llanberis to see what he's done to it this time %)
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