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    I just bought 09 xstar this summer. The PO told me not to turn on the underwater lights with the boat moving. He said that without the water to cool them they will burn out. Is this true?

  • #2
    I don't think that the lights are out of the water long enough to worry about it. It doesn't actually dry it under the transom when under way.

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    • #3
      mine are connected to the nav lights, so i really dont have an option for turning them off while running at night. ive actually felt them when on and they dont get that hot. i wouldnt worry about it

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      • #4
        I've seen plenty of pictures with people running the lights while moving. I'd think it would be close enough to the water that they would stay cool.
        Current boat:


        2003 x9

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mcLove View Post
          I've seen plenty of pictures with people running the lights while moving. I'd think it would be close enough to the water that they would stay cool.
          If you saw pictures of people jumping off a bridge........just sayin'
          - Peter
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          • #6
            Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
            If you saw pictures of people jumping off a bridge........just sayin'
            Is there water under the bridge??
            Current boat:


            2003 x9

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            • #7
              Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
              If you saw pictures of people jumping off a bridge........just sayin'
              And when did my mom join the forum??
              Current boat:


              2003 x9

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              • #8
                If they are LED lights, they will not get hot!

                Also, how does a normal globe cool off out the water...

                Doubt this has any substance....
                Cheers

                Mark

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                • #9
                  I would look up the mfg and see if there are any unique instructions.
                  From a light damage perspective, I don't know of any that will be damaged by running without submersion.

                  Just to throw in the LEGAL aspect......it is illegal and could be confusing to other boats to run with lights other than specified navigation. Not really an issue on a local puddle with no traffic but on a big lake or river with boat traffic or ambient shore clutter, there can be problems.
                  1991 MariStar 240sc, 454, tower, WetSounds, Krypt and Rockford Fosgate

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mcLove View Post
                    And when did my mom join the forum??
                    - Peter
                    TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
                    5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                    PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                    CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                    LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                    2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                    tiresplease@gmail.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mcLove View Post
                      And when did my mom join the forum??
                      He does have maternal instincts...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scott023 View Post
                        He does have maternal instincts...
                        Was just fishing for the reaction. Turned out better than I thought.
                        - Peter
                        TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
                        5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                        PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                        CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                        LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                        2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                        tiresplease@gmail.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                          Was just fishing for the reaction. Turned out better than I thought.

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