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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Anyone build their own flounder gigging lights? Reply with quote

Toying with some ideas on a DIY gigging outfit. Not a big fan of the sea striker lights and have an idea on some LED lights, but thought I'd see if anyone has their own design that they would be interested in sharing.

Only catch is I want to build something that can use a standard battery. No generators
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squid- Matthew asked a similar question not too long ago about gigging lights and someone sent him instructions and a drawing of how to do it. If you search here for it you'll find it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up trying to use 12 volt stuff as it is not very bright no matter what I tried. Admittedly, I didn't try led stuff though. I mounted four 600 watt work lights on galvanized pipe so that they can be swung out to light just the front of the boat four lights wide, or I can pull them around and light the sides if I have friends fishing with me. All run off of generator though. Good luck with your project.  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking of trying LED lights, but dang they are expensive.

I am going to rig up something that can be used for gigging off my skiff, but also can be used without much effort for night fishing.

I need to keep it to a 12 volt set up because I can not stand the noise of the generator which is why I am really looking hard at LED
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at this one.

http://www.thejump.net/fishing/flounder-gigging-rig/flounder-gigging-rig.htm

I have been thinking of building one but just have not gotten around to it - let me know how it works if you build one up.

Thanks,

Tim
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought a 17' carolina skiff just for gigging. I built a 40" high detachable rail around the front mainly because I am taking kids ( and drunks) and I mounted 6 spreader lights on the aluminum rail so that it all comes off together. I am not as happy with the lights as I had hoped to be but they work pretty good in 2' or less water. As far as the battery I am with you about the noise so I used 2 6V golf cart batteries. You still get 12V but the amp hrs are much more than a deep cycle 12V battery.
Hope this helps.
12V deepcycle = 110-125 amp hrs
6V X 2 = 450-500 amp hrs.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used 1" PVC pipe. on the light end i used a couple 100,000 cp lights beleave it or not they screwed right into the female adapter on the end of the pvc. got a peice of foam (used for floating docks). attached it just above the lights, 1" pvs runss thru 2" pvc attached to front of boat. so the light are self adjusting no matter where i am in the boat thy are always in the water. works great... they only draw back is the 2 batteries last about 2-2.5 hours. so i got a low watt honda gen littlee more expensive, but a lot quiter.  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we used to use 2 sealed beam car high beam head lights . if you could go to the junk yard and get the whole housing it works best ....... that was a long time ago but now with these small halogen bulbs it should be easy to figure out something
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is the light i used for mine.
http://www.anglerscenter.com/acc_brinkmann.htm

here is some ideas for you.

http://www.fishingkites.co.nz/flounder_fishing/flounder_gigging_lights.html

http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/FlounderLight.html

hope this helps you a little.
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We built some of our own LED gigging lights, and liked them so much we made a company. Hope no one takes offense to us posting a message here about it.

www.ledadventures.com
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="coolprofits"]I just bought a 17' carolina skiff just for gigging. I built a 40" high detachable rail around the front mainly because I am taking kids ( and drunks) and I mounted 6 spreader lights on the aluminum rail so that it all comes off together. I am not as happy with the lights as I had hoped to be but they work pretty good in 2' or less water. As far as the battery I am with you about the noise so I used 2 6V golf cart batteries. You still get 12V but the amp hrs are much more than a deep cycle 12V battery.
Hope this helps.
12V deepcycle = 110-125 amp hrs
6V X 2 = 450-500 amp hrs.[/q

Got any pictures of your setup?
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just get a rod and reel.LOL  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try looking at this site. Its a great light using led bulb thats best for a wading gigger.

http://www.saltwater-surf-fishing.com/How-to-build-a-flounder-light.html

Great info listed with directions and videos
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

always gone the halogen bulb route, lights it up like daylight.
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