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Hey Guys,

I'm really new to bowfishing and I could use some help putting some lights on my john boat. I have 2 12-volt deep cycle batteries, and I plan to designate one just to lighting on the front deck of the boat, and 1 to the trolling motor. I only plan to have 1 person shooting at a time (off the front). What should I do for lights up front? I was thinking 2 or 3 50 watt LED's in a warm color. I don't ever plan to go for more than 4 hours at a time. How does this plan sound to you?
 

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should work, def. go with 3, one facing forward, one each side, back a lil bit and angle forward to fill in dark spots. how big the boat? also your fishing time will depend on temp., cool nights more draw on battery, warm nights less. good luck.
 

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It's like a 10 foot John boat with just a little trolling motor on the back... We are by no means serious shooters. I just want to get away from the guy driving in the back also having to run a spot light. Thanks a lot for your help
 

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Get 12v 27w leds. 4-10 depending on your budget and desire for light.
Hook your batteries up in parallel so they stay 12v and hook your lights and troller up to together. Otherwise Your troller battery would go dead way before your lights and that would be the reason you quit. If you hook the batteries together your lights and troller will die at the same time so you aren't wasting usable power in the lights battery.
 

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If you want any help wiring them, shoot me a PM and I'll try and get back with you in a day or 2. I'm not a master electrician, but I've rigged up lighting on a few boats.
 

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Wow great thanks a lot... You think more lights with less power is better than 3 50 watt lights?
Yes. 3 50watts would leave you with 2 big dark spots on the corners or no light down the sides.
You could get by with 4-5 50watts and have good coverage. But I like to have 6-8 lights around the front to get good even light around a boat. Brightness helps you see deeper and further, but if it's not even it sucks. At least that's my opinion.
 
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