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Old 07-13-2016, 01:02 PM
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Add "all round" light to tower

I am interested to know if anyone has added an anchor or all-round light to their tower when it did not originally have one?
DNR, whether justified or not, is hassling people on our lake if their anchor light is not the highest point on the boat. Complying with this rule would require a very long light pole using the stock light socket on the starboard gunnel.

I've attached a picture of the current rope attachment point, in an ideal scenario I'd unbolt the top of the tow point and bolt down a new top with a light.


Note: the ugly original tower lights are coming off shortly and getting replaced with an LED light bar.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:14 PM
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I did so it would be led but already had a light up there. Even without dnr hassling you I'd think it's worth not having to mess with a light pole.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:18 PM
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So you just swapped the existing bulb for an LED bulb?

I agree, we shared the same light pole with both MC and bass boat, let the light pole go with the bass boat we just sold and don't really want to buy another one.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:20 PM
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It wasn't just the bulb, it was the whole light housing. But still much easier than having to pull wires up the tower.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:44 PM
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If you don't feel like pulling wires up to your towpoint I decided to try this battery powered LED all round light. I'm rarely ever out at night, maybe 3-4 times per year, so I figured a couple AAA batteries were easy enough to replace. Now I just need to figure out a clean way to mount it to my tower like this install on Seadoo tower.
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:31 PM
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thx whalen. I am looking at the navisafe lights. I don't mind pulling wires but the battery powered light would be fine no more than we use it and that looks clean. Which mount system did you use?
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:23 PM
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I used a Rockwell tower light. It matched the finish of the zero flex tower on our 205. Fishing the wires was a huge pain. I recommend light cord with a small piece of steel at the end and a couple of rare earth magnets. Having it on the tower is awesome. No more worrying about pulling the light pole before pulling tube up at the ramp.


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Old 07-15-2016, 03:47 PM
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I used a Rockwell tower light. It matched the finish of the zero flex tower on our 205. Fishing the wires was a huge pain. I recommend light cord with a small piece of steel at the end and a couple of rare earth magnets. Having it on the tower is awesome. No more worrying about pulling the light pole before pulling tube up at the ramp.


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Rockwell as in Rockwell Automation? Did you try the dental floss and shop vac method for fishing the wires?

I ordered this Attwood LED light , going to see if I can find a decent way to mount it.

Keep the ideas coming!
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