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Head Lights

Does anyone know what kind of lights are in the front of a 2004 Rinker Captiva? They look like little head lights

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  • jme097jme097 Algonac, MIPosts: 1,208Member ✭✭✭
    They're docking lights
    Boat Name: Knot A Worry
    2007 280 Rinker Express 6.2L B3
  • partlowrpartlowr Naperville, ILPosts: 119Member ✭✭
    They are docking lights and they can be added but require cutting two holes in the hull. There are some aftermarket ones available now that are low profile LED and only require a small hole to run the wire through and they screw into the hull.  
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,081Member ✭✭✭
    I have them on my boat and they are LED and look like they are just stuck on there and no holes. I honestly don't even think I have turned them on yet.
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,419Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    ....the size of the "head lights" and the distance from which they can be viewed  depends on who's on the sun pad. If the Admiral reads this I'm dead! LOL
  • fanellikefferfanellikeffer Posts: 11Member
    I already have them on the front of the boat, I'm trying to see if anyone know what I can replace them with in an LED to get more light and longer life 
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,556Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,556Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    BTW, don't run with the docking lights on. It is a quick way to get pulled over by the boat police, along ruining the night vision of other boaters. The other boaters won't know if you are coming or going since they won't be able to see your nav lights.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • fanellikefferfanellikeffer Posts: 11Member
    I didn't know that.. I thought it was just more light up front 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,419Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    ...good point Greg, other boaters see white they think it's the stern lights of another boat and wouldn't realize how fast they were closing on you! Good call!....and yes, the marine police here would write a fat ticket for leaving your docking lights on!
  • Robs_232Robs_232 Posts: 211Member ✭✭✭
    I see this is a dual topic and posted a response on your other post as I have the same lights.
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,556Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Michael T said:
    ...good point Greg, other boaters see white they think it's the stern lights of another boat and wouldn't realize how fast they were closing on you! Good call!....and yes, the marine police here would write a fat ticket for leaving your docking lights on!
    What is frustrating in Pittsburgh is that when you mention it to a person who owns a boat running with them on, they look at you like you have two heads. On the other hand, a boater would thank you for the reminder.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,419Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    .....and that's one of the reasons Rinker (and other manufacturers) offered tri lights in their cockpits. Yes they look cool dockside or at anchor but the red does not damage your night vision like white and even blue do.

    Where I boat if you use your spotlight forward to spot a marked buoy or hazard it better be on it, you mark it on your gps then get the light off.

    My friend was below with another couple and heard a police siren. His son and a friend were up in the cockpit shooting the bow spot light all over the area. That brought the marine Police out.

    .....again good call Greg!

  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,270Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Agreed. Docking lights are basically useless.  Really just a sales gimmick. Most of the time the lights aim is so far off they really do nothing 
  • TonyWalkerTonyWalker Palmetto, FLPosts: 744Member ✭✭✭
    A good flash light is what you need to pick out the bouys in a dark channel.  Other than that, I can not think of another use for a beamed light.
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,556Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    A good flash light is what you need to pick out the bouys in a dark channel.  Other than that, I can not think of another use for a beamed light.
    The newer LED Mag Lights would be perfect for that. I have the 2 AA version on my boat and use it to get the attention of other boaters as well as spot markers.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,025Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    I use a Streamlight Strion LED HL rechargeable flashlight at work and and at home. Very compact and unbelievably bright.

    http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=272
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