View Full Version : Them glitter-boat guys got nothing on me

M R Dux
08-29-2015, 05:34 AM
I recently got on the lake for a few nights trying to find some crappie. I found out really quick I needed more lighting inside my boat to keep my stuff somewhat organized. Anybody who has fished out of my boat knows organization is way down my list of priorities. I had bought some of the LED strips to build some submersible lights and had some left over. I decided to try the LEDs in my tin boat. I have been seeing them in the glitter boats and they really seem to do the job. I wasn't looking for lighting to fish by, just to move around the boat and rig my gear.

Here's the result of my trial. All together, I have about $20 invested in this set-up and an hour or so labor to install a switch, wiring and stick the adhesive backed LED strip on. I put 1/2 of the strip on each side, one in front of the console and one on the opposite side in rear.

The pic of my wife was when we were getting the poles stored after sunset. The other is when I docked at the ramp.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/mrdux/Vick%20moonlight%208-28-15_zpspcu9byfc.jpg (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/mrdux/media/Vick%20moonlight%208-28-15_zpspcu9byfc.jpg.html)

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/mrdux/LED%20set-up%20in%20boat_zps260xghhd.jpg (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/mrdux/media/LED%20set-up%20in%20boat_zps260xghhd.jpg.html)

08-29-2015, 05:41 AM
I like it my friend. You have lit up the way for a lot of us.

08-29-2015, 06:53 AM
That looks good Dux.

08-29-2015, 07:27 AM
That is very sharp!

08-29-2015, 09:27 AM

Cane Pole
08-29-2015, 11:00 AM
Slick! Expert at work too.

08-29-2015, 11:42 AM
Looks great! Where do you buy your light strips?

M R Dux
08-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Looks great! Where do you buy your light strips?
eBay from China

08-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Looks great! Where do you buy your light strips?

Don't know where "mrdux" got his, but .... we have "probucktails" selling them on the Personal Classifieds Forum, and the member "Blue Water LED" has a business that offers kits (bluewaterled.com).

... cp :kewl

08-29-2015, 02:57 PM
Nice job on the lights,but where are the fish pics?

08-29-2015, 04:40 PM
looks nice

M R Dux
08-29-2015, 09:22 PM
Nice job on the lights,but where are the fish pics?

KY Forum

08-30-2015, 06:18 PM
And by the way, what's wrong with us glitter boat guys?

08-30-2015, 06:21 PM
And by the way, what's wrong with us glitter boat guys?


M R Dux
08-31-2015, 09:13 AM
And by the way, what's wrong with us glitter boat guys?

Anybody who knows me knows I tend to try to poke fun at numerous targets with no ill intent, just to lighten things up.

I was among the ranks of the glitter-boat guys for years during my previous life bass tournament days. We used to laugh that our entire bass club could launch 25 boats and be gone before one typical "perch jerker" could get his gear ready, get backed down the ramp after numerous tries, and get away to fish. There was a lot of truth to that but also some fun being doled out.

I joined the ranks of the "perch jerkers" years ago but I still remember what I learned from the glitter-boat guys. I also remembered my ramp etiquette. I do wish a lot of the glitter-boat self-anointed pros had learned their ramp and water manners from some old guys like I did rather that from some TV personality.

08-31-2015, 05:45 PM
I'm a glitter-boat-wannabe....that can't be good! :cheers2

08-31-2015, 07:44 PM
I'm with ya Dux and no offense taken, I just couldn't let a golden opportunity slide by. I came thru the ranks and got to where I am now thru a bad lower back. The slow reaction of the heavier boat is better for me. I also promised the wife that after going over the bars on 2 wheels in '84 that I wouldn't own another and the faster boat satisfies the need for speed. I was never taught ramp manners, they came built in. It wasn't til I came here and heard the name "BLI-Boat Launch Idiots" that I knew I wasn't alone in my frustration. Before I got into what I now have I tried to talk to the "Glitter Guys" only to be snubbed cuz I wasn't up to their level or whatever. I work to change that impression at the ramp regularly. Sorry if I hijacked but I do ramble sometimes. I like the lights, adds looks and function.

09-01-2015, 10:54 AM
I'm in the dark about all that stuff.

Cane Pole
09-01-2015, 11:42 AM
My glitter now comes from a capsule.

09-02-2015, 05:53 PM
LOL Im jealous of any of you boat guys, glitter or otherwise. Im stuck beating the bank or wading the river if its low enough.