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    Under water spotlights/Spearing platform

    With the set net ban coming up Im thinking of converting Tinny Punt into a spotlighting boat with spearing platform for flounder.
    I'M going to need a lot of light for the murky local estuary.
    Im thinking a ply covering from the front seat forward that a couple of people can easily stand on and only be less than a foot above the surface of the water with a couple or maybe even three underwater spotlights adjustable for depth and direction mounted off the ply running off a total loss battery supply.

    Have never seen anything like it before but recon it could be the go.

    Any ideas, suggestions, links to good submersible lights etc appreciated .

    Cheers Cam.
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    Go for it VC. I'll take the port bow
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    Or these.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3290...archweb201603_

    My pick is the water will be reasonably shallow so wide would be better than a spot beam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Go for it VC. I'll take the port bow
    You just don't want to be clinging onto the starboard bow do you?
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    Our American friends do this kind of stuff. They call it gigging. Worth a Google.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0nsFDpxqbs

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    Sounds like an awesome idea to me, I reckon it would be heaps of fun

    How are you thinking of mounting the lights? I had an idea that might work ok....

    If you mounted them on some bits of vertical pipe with a series of clamps then you could raise or lower them depending on the water depth.

    It would also give you the option to remove them completely if you wanted to use tinny punt for something else.

    Kinda like this (excuse the drawing)



    Just a thought

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    Much like I was thinking, kukuwai. For spearing you'd want to be going pretty slow so really only need to light up an area slightly forward and down. PVC conduit from Bunnings is pretty cheap at about $5 for 4m.
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    Ive seen photos of a sit on kayak done with strip lighting in the grooves...light shone down nicely...also old school spotlight bulbs in test tube with tight fitting bung to seal them off.
    sure beats the nights of using possum spotlight hooked onto car battery sitting in drum dragged behind us as we walked the mudflats....light in water gets away from the reflection issue nicely.plenty of fully submersible LEDS around now...you should be able to spear successfully from existing seats by leaning overside.much more stable than standing.
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    How about this VC. Sounds like a good curry.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3294...archweb201603_
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Our American friends do this kind of stuff. They call it gigging. Worth a Google.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0nsFDpxqbs
    Yea similar to that but lights underwater so not getting the glare and reflection off the surface .
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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    Sounds like an awesome idea to me, I reckon it would be heaps of fun

    How are you thinking of mounting the lights? I had an idea that might work ok....

    If you mounted them on some bits of vertical pipe with a series of clamps then you could raise or lower them depending on the water depth.

    It would also give you the option to remove them completely if you wanted to use tinny punt for something else.

    Kinda like this (excuse the drawing)



    Just a thought

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    Yep something like that that slides up and down or maybe a swivel mount that can swing down into water.
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    A Minikota would be the shizzle with that set up
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    A Minikota would be the shizzle with that set up
    Yea it would but I have oars already.....if the concept works and gets enough use I may look at getting one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yea it would but I have oars already.....if the concept works and gets enough use I may look at getting one.
    I've obviously missed it, but set nets are banned? When did that happen? My grandmother would turn in her grave. She repaired nets as a young woman and netted flounder into her seventies.
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