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grant_west 12-05-2008 8:05 PM

here is a Utube video of the sequencing trailer lights I installed. <BR> <BR><a href="http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=4cARz9ABSBI" target="_blank">http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=4cARz9ABSBI</a>

nick_in_ssp 12-05-2008 8:09 PM

That's pretty sweet. Now you just need the light up wands.

rallyart 12-05-2008 8:14 PM

Very cool G. I'd slow down the path a bit but just the way they are looks good. <BR>I think you'll be able to see those through the water without too much trouble.

hatepain 12-05-2008 8:25 PM

Very nice, i like you Gypsy.

sinkoumn 12-05-2008 8:27 PM

That's teh Hawtness!! Nice work as always G

trevorg7 12-05-2008 8:37 PM

Pretty cool G <BR> <BR>T

kikitlo 12-05-2008 10:27 PM

Grant, <BR>As always I am envious of your work. You bring a whole new level to the boating community. Keep up the good work.

grant_west 12-05-2008 11:15 PM

Art. I slowed down the sequence but IMO It didnt look as good. When you slow it down there is a longer time in between light flashes so it's not as bright because only one light is on at a time. <BR>If you look closely at the video you can see almost 4 lights lit at one time. <BR>Hate: LOL I saw Borat last night LOL. <BR>Cory: Thanks Im pretty sure this mod has been done before. It's nothing new. I just wish more people would take pictures and share their project's. Im sure we would all be suprised at what people have done to their boats. }

macrogpx2 12-06-2008 1:10 AM

Nice work, looks awsome. Are those going to be bright enough to see in murky lake water? Not hating, justing thinking out loud.

muckinaround 12-06-2008 7:00 AM

That looks awesome G.

jon4pres 12-06-2008 8:38 AM

very cool. <BR> <BR>anyone else think of knight rider when they saw that?

chpthril 12-06-2008 9:14 AM

Looks awesome, great job. Thanks for sharing!

hatepain 12-06-2008 10:38 AM

Hell yeah it's Michael Knight approved! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/649598.jpg" alt="Upload">

priszkid 12-06-2008 2:53 PM

the lights look stellar man.

jtnz 12-07-2008 6:40 PM

Wow, that looks sick, should be a factory option <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

jonyb 12-28-2008 3:35 AM

G, where did you get this kit? Smoothwatersports? They don't list it but I've seen someone say that's where it came from.

grant_west 12-28-2008 11:14 AM

The light's and the sequencer came from Owl Lighting.com The water switch came from another place. Do a search there is another thread I started in this fourm called "Trailer Bling" it show's pictures of the install and has the name's of the company. Hit me up if you need any tips for installing the kit

nwarhol1105 12-28-2008 1:47 PM

Thats awesome, I am impressed!

jonyb 12-28-2008 4:37 PM

Thanks G, I've seen the build-up thread and I emailed smoothwatersports about it. I'll look around some more tonight. <BR> <BR>The only thing I'm curious about is that my trailer is tubing instead of a c-channel like yours. I guess what I'd do is drill holes in the trailer to run the wires, then seal the holes up with silicone. I'd be concerned that water would get in the holes if they weren't sealed up good enough. Have you seen anyone do this install on a closed tubing trailer? <BR> <BR>I haven't said it yet, but your work is awesome!

grant_west 12-28-2008 5:49 PM

John Thanks: <BR>Hey you bring up a instrenting topic that I haven't seen talked about here yett. Closed tubing trailer's. <BR>There is 2 ways you can do this <BR>#1 you can take angle iron and bolt that to your trailer. The LED lights and the wire that powers them can be secured to the bottom side of the angle iron. This is kind of how I did my trailer but instead of using angle Iron I just used metal strip's and then bolted them to the trailer. <BR> <BR>#2 You could run all the wires inside the tubing. That would be a pretty fun istall. You better be good at pulling wire. Then comes the question about the holes that you put in the trailer for the lights water is going to get in the trailer tubes. You would have to drill holes all around your trailer so that the water can and will drain out.

grant_west 12-28-2008 5:50 PM

The orignal trailer thread <BR><a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/648532.html" target="_blank">http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/648532.html</a>

jonyb 12-28-2008 9:11 PM

#1. I had considered that. Making the strips just as you did, then welding them on from front to rear. Then paint the trailer, but the cost of all of that would be ridiculous. <BR> <BR>#2. That's exactly what I was worried about. My last boat was a 2005 Baja 25' Outlaw, and it had the aluminum swim platform. Evidently water had gotten into the tubing and over the course of the winter, the water froze and the tubing cracked. I could drill a large hole at the end of the trailer to drain out, but I don't know. I don't think fishing the wire would be too bad with a large hole in the back, just time consuming.

chucktronics 12-28-2008 10:48 PM

white chocolate!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR>your outta control <BR> <BR>looks awesome!!! <BR> <BR>got your message a couple weeks ago and yes i am interested,you must have bumped your head under that trailer

motorcitymatt 12-29-2008 7:06 PM

How much doe do you have to shell out to do this project?

grant_west 12-29-2008 7:28 PM

Matt: The Sequencer is like $100 and depending on how many lights you run. I ran 40. Depending on what you pay for the LED cluster lights it can get expencieve. Owl sells them for $15 each "Ouch". Im sure you could get the same effect with 20 LED's. I saw what looked like the same lights "4 light LED clusters" on E-bay for $17 for "5" of them so you could get this kit for under $300. The water switch was like $50 and I had like $100 in to the materials to put everything together. The metal, wire, stainless hardwear ect. So when you put everything together you could blow $400 no problem. Plus you have to install it. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>


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