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markmcfarland 10-14-2013 09:16 PM

Underwater Lights - On when running?
 
I just bought 09 xstar this summer. The PO told me not to turn on the underwater lights with the boat moving. He said that without the water to cool them they will burn out. Is this true?

scott023 10-14-2013 09:40 PM

I don't think that the lights are out of the water long enough to worry about it. It doesn't actually dry it under the transom when under way.

willyt 10-14-2013 11:02 PM

mine are connected to the nav lights, so i really dont have an option for turning them off while running at night. ive actually felt them when on and they dont get that hot. i wouldnt worry about it

mcLove 10-14-2013 11:42 PM

I've seen plenty of pictures with people running the lights while moving. I'd think it would be close enough to the water that they would stay cool.

thatsmrmastercraft 10-14-2013 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by mcLove (Post 985316)
I've seen plenty of pictures with people running the lights while moving. I'd think it would be close enough to the water that they would stay cool.

If you saw pictures of people jumping off a bridge........just sayin':rolleyes::D:D

mcLove 10-15-2013 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft (Post 985319)
If you saw pictures of people jumping off a bridge........just sayin':rolleyes::D:D

Is there water under the bridge??:D

mcLove 10-15-2013 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft (Post 985319)
If you saw pictures of people jumping off a bridge........just sayin':rolleyes::D:D

And when did my mom join the forum??8p

Mark rsa2au 10-15-2013 04:33 AM

If they are LED lights, they will not get hot!

Also, how does a normal globe cool off out the water...

Doubt this has any substance....

bsloop 10-15-2013 09:43 AM

I would look up the mfg and see if there are any unique instructions.
From a light damage perspective, I don't know of any that will be damaged by running without submersion.

Just to throw in the LEGAL aspect......it is illegal and could be confusing to other boats to run with lights other than specified navigation. Not really an issue on a local puddle with no traffic but on a big lake or river with boat traffic or ambient shore clutter, there can be problems.

thatsmrmastercraft 10-15-2013 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mcLove (Post 985325)
And when did my mom join the forum??8p

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme


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