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#10924443 - 06/17/15 09:31 PM DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4196
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
When I purchased an 8ft Pelican Bass Raider a good while ago from Academy Sports & Outdoors,They were no longer selling the 8E( ELECTRIC) models because the company, Pelican I guess, was no longer offering them.Only the 10E were being produced with the troll motor hook up. For some time I wished I had gotten a hold of one before they stopped but thanks to a fellow TFFer, a light bulb came on.One of the pelican Company rep`s sent me pictures of the foam placement inside the 8fter and told me it would be hard to wire one after it had been put together & he was almost right.It`s amazing what some Braided line and a 1/2 oz lead weight can do! I no longer have to worry about tripping over my troll mtr wire thumb


Edited by Fishbonz (06/17/15 09:31 PM)
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#10924661 - 06/17/15 11:09 PM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 165
Loc: Abilene tx
Omg! That is clean! Great job. How did you do it?

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#10924709 - 06/17/15 11:39 PM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4196
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
First I tried to use a Fish Tape but the fish tape is curved when it comes out and it finds every little nook & cranny of the foam and gets hung up .So I decided to let sir Isaac Newton help me out.I just propped the boat up and tied a 1/2 oz weight to some braided line ,dropped the weight into the hole at one end and let gravity work the weight down to the other end and grab the braided line with a hanger and pull it thru. Then all I had to do was connect the wires to the braid and pull the wires thru.Simple
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#10924723 - 06/18/15 12:03 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13549
Loc: Hurst, TX
Great job. First class installation!

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#10925150 - 06/18/15 08:48 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: K.D.]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4196
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Great job. First class installation!
Thanks K.D.!
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#10925153 - 06/18/15 08:49 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Tdot]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4196
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Tdot
Omg! That is clean! Great job. How did you do it?
Thanks Tdot! I owe it all to you man.
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#10925930 - 06/18/15 01:07 PM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 165
Loc: Abilene tx

Do you have any other plans?

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#10926329 - 06/18/15 03:33 PM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Tdot]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4196
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
I don`t know what other modifications would be substantial. I already have my Troll motor set up with dual transducers for my side scan and down scan unit so I can`t think of anything else hmmm What more have you done with yours?


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#10927399 - 06/19/15 12:31 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 165
Loc: Abilene tx
I put lights on mine. I wanted to try night fishing. I'm glad I did




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#10927474 - 06/19/15 05:54 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4196
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Likewise.I had forgot to mention that was one of my first projects


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#10929952 - 06/20/15 10:42 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
Tdot Offline
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 165
Loc: Abilene tx
Nice! I think I'm done now. I fish out of it until I find something else that would make it more convenient for me.

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#10931282 - 06/21/15 10:26 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 112
Loc: Tawakoni
Cool lights! ive got a 14' flat bottom boat that I'd like to set up for night fishing. Where did you get your lights? Any idea, how long they would run with just a "small" battery? like a motorcycle battery? I know I'd need bow and stern light too. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

James

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#10931423 - 06/21/15 12:11 PM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4196
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
James you can find them on Ebay or Amazon but which ever ones you decide make sure they are waterproof!I used a small 12v battery and powered my strips all night so a motorcycle battery should be ok.I would go with a 5M 5050 RGB LED KIT.There are some Youtube videos on theses strips just Google up LED light strips and see where it takes you. thumb


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#10932529 - 06/22/15 09:11 AM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
cayuro Offline
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Registered: 03/21/15
Posts: 100
thanks for your tutorial
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#10933220 - 06/22/15 02:26 PM Re: DIY Electronic Pelican 8fter installation [Re: Fishbonz]
Jtrussell Offline
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Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 112
Loc: Tawakoni
Did you wire the lights directly thru a toggle switch? No special connecters needed like an invertor or anything? lights-->switch-->battery?

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