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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:06 pm 
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This site has been a wealth of information, and I just wanted to pass on some products that intrest me and may intrest you as well.

I have been looking around the net since I will be upgrading this summer to a new kayak I have been looking for rigging parts. What I'd like to do is take everything that I have learned and apply it to rigging this next kayak.

One area that I was unhappy with was the lack of good (waterproof) battery powered navigation lights. I have been looking for a good quality stern light for some time to no avail. During my search I've found the following on the internet and thought that I'd pass it on:

http://www.tek-tite.com/src/products.php?c=6
http://www2.llbean.com/product/41180.htm
http://www.photon-micro-light.com/index ... N=43500195
http://www.acrelectronics.com/clight/c-light.html

Any of those seem like they would do the trick.

I also have purchased excellent waterproof LED flashlights:

This is for spotlighting:
http://flashlightreviews.com/reviews/st ... luxeon.htm

This clips on my hat and does not attract bugs and retains my night vision (red LED):
http://flashlightreviews.com/reviews/ge ... yultra.htm

Purchased at:
http://www.knifesite.com/index.asp?Page ... odID=78040
and
http://www.fox-intl.com/searchresult.asp?id=3034

and reviews here:
http://flashlightreviews.com/index1.html


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:09 am 
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I didn't see the Krill light. http://www.kriana.com/individual/index.html Last a long time in 2 AA batteries.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:51 am 
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Yes; The white krill light would definitly do the trick, and it is water proof to 150 feet! Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:46 pm 
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The Krill light looks like a great solution. Has anyone tried to mount it on a post of some kind? I think it would be advisable to elevate it a couple of feet for better visibility.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:49 am 
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You can mount a C light on a 3/4" pvc mast fairly easy. Use either 3/4" rubber tubing or 3/4" pvc coupler & some heat. The mast can be zip tied to a crate, or you can get fancy with a screw on end cap bolted to the deck. Then add a male screw on connector to the end of the mast to make it secure, but removeable.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:32 am 
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State boating Regs:

http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/boating_laws.htm

and here is US Coast Guard Regs for Paddle powered boats...

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/mwv/navrules/Rules/Rule25.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:44 am 
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I forgot to mention I have upgraded all my electronics from: head lamp to radio, to all be powered by AA batteries.

Why? Because AA batteries are cheap and easy to find. Currently I use rechargeable 2400 mah AA NiMH batteries.

What I do is load up the lights, radio, etc. with batteries fresh off of the charger and put spares in a pelican dry box. That way I do not have to worry about sparing battery use.

On emergency charging, here is a handy product that I have not purchased yet but will soon. It fits with my philosophy of cross compatibility:

http://www.chargetogo.com/index.html

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