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I have always shot with 6 halo's on my 7ft deck but I'm getting a new boat... it will have a 9 ft flush deck.. the boat is a 18 x 52 square nose flat bottom Mud hull... anyways I know my genny will not handle running 10 or so 500 watt halo's and I'm not willing to run 300 watt.

so my options are 8 or 10 - 150 watt HPS or 4 - 400 watt HPS... the cost of the 400 watts is cheaper and more Lumens but I'm wondering if the coverage will be right with such a long deck... I don't want to deal with Blind spots...

what do you guys with HPS think would be best...

Jake
 

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Place your two front lights pointing straight forward. The two side lights you may have to play with. I know you can come back 3 feet from the front and not have a dark corner. You may be able to come back 4 foot from the front and not have a dark corner. If you can get the side light 4 foot from the front and not I have a dark corner, I think you will be good to go. Worse case, you have to add one more 400w HPS on each side. But I would experiment without it first.
 

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anyone else...? I guess I could roll with 4 - 400 watts and if I need to I could add 2 more 150 watts just to fill the back end of the boat... not like I fish from back there anyways...lol..
 

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I got 10 150w HPS on da front of my boat…I’m fixing to replace them with 4 400W HPS…I don’t give a chit if there is a little dark spot…I need more room on my deck simple as that...and I hate running wires for 10 damn lights…that’s my opinion…
 

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My deck is 8'. No blind spots. [2] 250 hps on front and [2] 150's on each side.
 

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I've fished with 8 150s for a year now and love them. Wiring up 12 150's on my new boat next week all of them are under my deck so there is no room issues. I would say the less lights the better on a flush deck though.
 

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I've fished with 8 150s for a year now and love them. Wiring up 12 150's on my new boat next week all of them are under my deck so there is no room issues. I would say the less lights the better on a flush deck though.
My deck is open underneath and the wires underneath are in conduit so it was easy as pie. Only wire above deck is protected by the reflector and rail.
 

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