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Old     (mossy44)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-07-2007, 8:29 AM Reply   
Has anyone ever had this happen to them? I have never really paid attention to where the lights are on other boats. Also, my crew is almost never out on the water at dark, so we never use the lights.

Well, on Labor Day weekend, as we were pulling up on the trailer, my friend leaned over to help with the boat buddy. Not paying any attention to the light, his chest got a pretty bad burn.

Just kinda sucks for him and now we know for the future to be aware of it. No, I dont need any smart comments that a light will get hot after being on for a while. I know that.

The point was that we have put the boat on the trailer 1000 times and never had to worry about it. Upload
Old     (qball)      Join Date: May 2007       09-07-2007, 8:30 AM Reply   
wow... thanks for the warning - never thought about it.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-07-2007, 8:34 AM Reply   
Guess they will have to put a warning sticker right next to it.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       09-07-2007, 8:40 AM Reply   
I have laid over my light a few times, although I have never been burned that bad.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-07-2007, 8:45 AM Reply   
i've done the exact same thing on my xstar. leaned over to check that the boat buddy was latched...ssssssssssssssssiiizzzle. hurt like a mofo, but i didn't get a mark like your buddy.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-07-2007, 9:42 AM Reply   
Ouch!
Old     (wakemandan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-07-2007, 9:48 AM Reply   
They get ridiculously hot, but i didn't know it'd burn like that. Dayum.
Old     (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-07-2007, 9:52 AM Reply   
Mine gets real hot, so I know about this. I use my Nav lights often as we tend to board right into dark! But I am going to speculate that not a lot of ppl on WW actually use their boat during the evening hours because you're off the water before dusk as most rules of ramps dicatate. Therefore many are not aware that these lights are incandescent and get super hot.

LED lights would be a better option IMHO.
Old    mendo247            09-07-2007, 10:01 AM Reply   
WOW!! That looks painfull..
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-07-2007, 10:12 AM Reply   
Wow, and I thought my hideaway light was just for looks! :-) Are you sure there isn't some kind of short in the light that may make it even hotter than it should be. That's pretty extreme.
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-07-2007, 10:18 AM Reply   
My friends 210 light gets really hot also!
Old     (lukeduke95)      Join Date: May 2002       09-07-2007, 10:55 AM Reply   
My gets hot, and I always tell people to check it first. I would imagine it could burn. I have been thinking of putting led's in it, but I guess I will wait till someone gets burned!
Old     (srud)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-07-2007, 11:02 AM Reply   
Ouch! Yes, my Malibu is the same way. Got the inside of my arm sizzled on the thing.
Old     (mossy44)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-07-2007, 11:28 AM Reply   
yea, we never thought about it either. but, now that we have thought about it, do other manufacturers have their lights located in better places? from dave's post, i guess malibu does. any others?
maybe mastercraft ought to reconsider if it serves no purpose of being on top like that. seems like any body part is more likely to touch on top of the hull than below.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-07-2007, 11:32 AM Reply   
Get an X-star.... They're on the sides of the boat, totally out of the way.

That sucks, though... I'd make sure the bulb is the right wattage. I don't think they should ever get that hot.
Old    sealyon.net            09-07-2007, 12:35 PM Reply   
I've never had a light get that hot before. We even had 2 on our table we take to boat shows.
I bet they have gone to a hotter burning bulb in the past few years. Ouch!
Old     (gmarkham1)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-07-2007, 12:49 PM Reply   
all my boats bow lights have gotten that hot if they are on for a period of time... i cant tell you how many times I have forgotten... but after one like that... ouch...burned into my memory for sure!
Old     (hixsonaz)      Join Date: May 2007       09-07-2007, 1:40 PM Reply   
my bow light gets super hot, so much so that i have to warn passengers if we are out after sunset! My wife found out the hard way on the palm of her hand, but not nearly as bad as your buddy.
Old     (the_love_muscle)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-07-2007, 1:52 PM Reply   
Matt,

I did that on my old '02 X-7, well not quite that bad. I think the new ones use LED's. I know mine are LED's now. Although, like Evan said, they're on the sides. Thanks for offering for us to stay over on Sunday, but Jo was not feeling too hot so we decided to just head home.
Old     (wstr01)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-07-2007, 7:27 PM Reply   
He should have been wearing his vest.........
Old     (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-10-2007, 11:58 AM Reply   
The lights are regulated by the federal government. LEDs only recently approved. This is, unfortunately, somewhat common.
Old     (w4k3b04rd3r19)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-10-2007, 12:39 PM Reply   
law suit!
Old     (bob)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-10-2007, 9:53 PM Reply   
It is possible to put a higher wattage bulb in then was originally installed. This would cause the assy to be alot hotter then it should be.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-10-2007, 9:56 PM Reply   
nice myspace pic
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-11-2007, 2:01 AM Reply   
Could have been worse, imagine if he was straddling the bow as the boat nosed into the trailer. Wow, a burn like that on the plums would make your eyes water plenty. The only upside would be your girl rubbing ointment on them.
Old     (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-11-2007, 10:15 AM Reply   
my 205V gets very hot as well
Old     (dfxr58)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-11-2007, 6:53 PM Reply   
i have gotten burned by the light on our 06 x-30. it was not near as bad becuase it was only a quick touch of the hand. sorry to hear about your friend.
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       09-12-2007, 11:22 AM Reply   
I got burned by my green red light on the front of my boat last night and thought of this thread. Not bad but it hurt.
Old     (mossy44)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-12-2007, 1:34 PM Reply   
i will have to ask him to send me a pic to see what it looks like now. in the meantime, i guess i will have to tell him to buy me a new xstar like evan said. that way he wont have anything to worry about when he gets on my boat
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-12-2007, 2:21 PM Reply   
I got burned by my 2005 Malibu WS this year. Well, let's just say my cat-like reflexes kept me from having a visual burn mark after my bare chest touched the nav light when I was attaching the boat to the trailer. It felt awesome!

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