Fishing and Hunting Southeast Texas

Fishing and Hunting Southeast Texas

Several days ago, my wife and I were in Beaumont running errands. One of those errands was to pick up a timer switch for my boat live well. So, about midmorning we stopped by Pete Jorgensen’s Marine to grab the timer switch on the fly. Well, it is hard for me to go to a business where I know everybody there and not visit just a little. In the process of talking to the shop manager I noticed something new on one of the boats on the lot. Right on top of a ten-foot Power Pole Anchor was a running light (All around white light required on all boats.) mounted on a small metal bracket. The Power Pole Blade anchor, when retracted, sticks up in the air four or five feet depending upon the mounting position on the transom. At this height, a light mounted on top would be high enough to clear everything else in the boat and be visible for 360 degrees thus meeting Coast Guard safety requirements. My boat is already equipped with a white light mounted on an aluminum pole which is inserted in the electrical outlet on top of the center console. This is a very good arrangement but is in the way when casting so it must be stored below deck at all times except when running the boat at night. Of course, every time I need the thing it is buried under tackle boxes and other equipment which requires standing on my head and digging for it. I remarked about the usefulness of a light mounted up on the Power Pole, out of the way and always there. Then I said those fateful words, “That is so cool. I would really like to get one of those”. As we walked on, I immediately forgot about the light but my sweet wife, Shirley, was listening to all of the conversation and she didn’t forget about it. My birthday is in March and she was thinking ahead for a present. You can tell where this is going.

 

 

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