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I ordered these off of EBay this morning and thought I would ask you guys if you had tried any like this. They use heavy duty two sided tape to hold them on. I guess you have to drill a hole to run the wiring. I thought for the price they're at least worth a look. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=151607333219

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I'm not sure if they're the same as bluewater but look awesome. I put the bluewater bow lights on mine and the double sided tape certainly isn't going anywhere. Gonna order the black lights eventually and give night fishing a go

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I'm not sure if they're the same as bluewater but look awesome. I put the bluewater bow lights on mine and the double sided tape certainly isn't going anywhere. Gonna order the black lights eventually and give night fishing a go

These are not bluewater but I thought for $60 they are worth a try.  I'm planning on doing a lot more night fishing this year so I thought it would be nice to flip a switch and have black lights.

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These are not bluewater but I thought for $60 they are worth a try. I'm planning on doing a lot more night fishing this year so I thought it would be nice to flip a switch and have black lights.

I have a couple sets of suction cup mount black light and just are too bulky to fool with. Going the UV LED route myself. Nothing like seeing the line jump while night fishing

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how do these strips compare in UV power to other blacklights such as the original Sloan tube light?  how well can you see your fishing line and the shoreline?

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how do these strips compare in UV power to other blacklights such as the original Sloan tube light?  how well can you see your fishing line and the shoreline?

They make a low ( 4 watt) and a high output (8 watt). 4 watt lights line and not bank as much as 8 watt does.

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I'll stick to my Moonlites for fishing. Nothing better on the market.

I ordered the Bluewater LED bow lights for the rub rail tonight. Project for one morning next week. I'm thinking of a switch on the bow panel to cut them out of the circuit so I can use only the stick light up front when I need to be in stealth mode (topwater walleye at night).

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My Son in Law spent the entire weekend last week dressing up my Skeeter with led lights. It was his idea and he is the one using the boat the most these days so I just turned him loose on it. I now have Led red lights lighting up both front and back deck, Black Lights in rub rail, red and green lights for running in night time also in rub rail up front, I have Clear lights lighting lower floor area, and led clear lights in Live wells, storage compartments and battery area. Looks like a floating Christmas Tree when lit at night. He is suppose to get a few pictures and send them to me. I will post them when he does................. :thumbsup2: :thumbsup2:

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I got some good news from the eBay seller I bought my lights from. After I ordered mine I was looking through his other items for sale. I paid $60 for mine but I noticed he had a "premium" set for $90. I sent him a message and asked him the difference between them and if it would be worth it to send mine back and get the premium set. He messaged me back and said he had ran out of the standard set when my order came in so he sent me the premium set for the same price. The differences were the level of waterproofing and the premiums are brighter. He could have got $30 more from me if he had decided to lie. His eBay name is mfwyatt05 if any of you are interested in installing LEDs on your boat.

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how does the high output compare to Sloan for showing your line?

I don't know yet. I'll have to get a trip or two under my belt before I'll know. I have a Sloan light so I can do a comparison. Edited by Stratos260

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let the sloan warm up before comparison.  they don't reach full output until the tube gets warm.

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Well Son in law finally sent me some pictures of my Skeeter all lit up. He said he will send more of the compartment lights and floor later.

 

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