Moda wrote:I was wanting to know if you would have to have a light on your kayak when fishing at night, If so what kind of light?
Thanks for your help
Ron Mc wrote:obviously, anyone who already has a 12v system, KB's trail is probably the best to follow
considering light output, battery size and life, LED is without doubt the way to go on a stand-alone stern light - simply bang for buck with buck including weight you need to haul. Canny's light ought to go 100+ hours on AAA batteries.
I'm going to 5v USB on everything I possibly can. A 24 A-h Li-ion battery pack/ portable charger weighs about 10 oz. and will charge a week's worth of hand-held electronics.
It's only a matter of time until marine electronics figure this out and move forward with 5v systems, and away from car batteries.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MT ... UTF8&psc=1
From a decade ago, have one of the old Scotty flashlight-battery kayak stern lights - the only good thing about it is the way it mounts - it won't keep a battery using its tungsten-filament incandescent bulb, and it's about as bright as a lightning-bug.
showing a commercial LED kayak stern light that's similar to Canny's great idea, last mod on my Kestrel was replacing two of the stern-netting tiedown panheads with the M5 eye bolts I had for the trolley front end.
This lets me easily attach my Kayalite to the boat
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003G ... UTF8&psc=1
also, here's the kayalite rigged to stand on a milk crate
Edit: I'd add that I'm surprised that more waders don't get wiped out because I've seen so many of them in the water 100+ yards away from their boats, with absolutely no lights to keep shallow running boats from plowing into them. I'm forecasting some tragic results unless some rules are passed for waders to display lights after dark.
impulse wrote:[i]Staying on the water in Sea Isle, I'd say that about 2/3 of the kayakers who fish in our lights display no lights. Which is bad for several reasons. 1) It's illegal and they could be fined. 2) It's dangerous because there are a lot of high speed boats whizzing by right outside the canal. 3) A lot of the neighbors are justifiably suspicious that anyone with no lights is up to no good, since there are occasional thefts of kayaks and other goodies.
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