I'm undertaking this challenge for the first time this afternoon. I've been reading everything I can about it but was hoping for some tips from the veterans on 2Cool. Thanks.
I agree.85LoneStar said:Ditto on the ground.
And be prepared to re-wire in 2 to 3 years no matter how good of a job you did.
Trouthunter said:If you take two lenghts of PVC pipe that will fit in rod holders mounted on the transom, two PVC T's to fit the pipe, wire and trailer lights you can make some trailer lights that are easy in and easy out that will never fail as neither the wire nor the lights are ever submerged in water, they don't rub on the trailer and they don't vibrate or shake on fender guide poles.
Mount the lights on the PVC T's then just run the wiring from the lights mounted at the rear of the boat across the deck, over the bow and make your connection. You ground from one light to the other between the two pieces of PVC pipe.
When you get to the ramp, simply unplug the lights from your truck, coil up the wire as you move to the back of the boat, pull the lights from the rod holders and lock them in the truck.
Had this setup for years and years and you'll replace the boat before you will the lights.
ditto on the good idea, after rewiring for the 2nd time in 3 months .. cuz my german shepard's new diet (anything plastic).. i'm going to do it this way.peelin' drag said:Good old American ingenuity baby. Awesome setup, I think I might have to try that.