High Intensity Submersible Flounder light for Yak

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Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:33 pm

I just pinched a masterfoods seasoning jar off the rack...i will try that and see if that works....Its a little bit of a rush job,WKTOYAKKR and I are going floundering tommorow night and I have no gear....But I have a shed full of tools and a whole lot of ideas...It might end up a bit rough but hopefully it will work :)

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Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:11 pm

Try here http://www.labwarehouse.co.nz/index.php?cPath=19_22 I haven't dealt with them but they look to have the goods :)
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Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:11 am

HLD - did you use the rimless variety - 13 x 150mm ?
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Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:09 pm

Yep, rimless heavy duty, although you could probably use a rimmed tube if you inserted it from the other end and fed it through until the rim contacted the holder.

Could try the local high school science dept. Will probably let you have one for a gold coin donation.
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Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:02 pm

Have started getting all the bits together. My first mistake was ordering 13mm test tubes, I should have got the 15mm ones, the bulbs I bought from Jaycar are just that fraction too big for them. :oops: The new ones are on the way from the above link now. I got the glands from Jaycar too, they will take the 15mm tubes just fine.
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Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:11 pm

Oh sorry 41South, my bad. :oops:

I only replied regarding the rim question, and leaving the diameter question unanswered implied it was correct.
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Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:23 pm

;) Not your fault at all HLD! I bought things in the wrong order, should have got the bulbs first - then the tubes :roll: definately my fault. I have another job for the 13mm ones, nothing goes to waste :)
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Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:15 pm

:?: Just thinking out loud here, but would this design work with a LED festoon instead of a conventional bulb, or would that not be enough light?

A LED festoon bulb would have a longer battery life, and wouldn't produce as much heat.
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Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:37 pm

Immediate 'problems' that spring to mind would be size, the fact that LEDs are generally very directional, and without a focussing element aren't that bright.

Although if you only worked out of one side of the yak, I suppose you could give it a lash...
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Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:20 pm

where would i purchase one of these test tubes m8?

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Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:14 pm

Im keeping quiet at the moment ...but I have a new prototype light that I hope to use this weekend, If it works well I will post pics. Fingers crossed :lol:

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Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:44 am

HOw did it go with your new design george1?

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Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:08 am

Lights are made.... Now i just have to have some clear weather to try them... We have had many days of rain... But when I try them I shall tell you how they went.

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Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:30 am

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Oh sorry 41South, my bad. :oops:

I only replied regarding the rim question, and leaving the diameter question unanswered implied it was correct.
:^) Geez guyz I came in at end of thread and wondered where this was going :lol: Seriusly tho my all round white light has attracted fish of the aerial antics variety so may practice the landing net catch em in mid air technique-could be a whole new sport here HMMM

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Fri May 18, 2012 3:16 pm

holy crap thats not not a submersible flounder light thats a marvel of modern science that will be a piper and squid Magnet!

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Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:22 pm

Update: Have found 2 test tubes with waterproof gland fitted and ready for halogen bulb/cable.

First two hands to go up get them $5 each (as some sort of cost recovery on materials and postage - I recently got ear damage from Mrs. Dwarf about all the free goodies I was sending out :$ )

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