Introduction: Flounder Gigging Light

For finding delicious flounder and other underwater species you will need.
- Battery Terminals
- (2) 6-7 ft lengths of wire
- 4 ft of 1 inch wide PVC or in this case (2) 2ft lengths with the one inch coupler
- 1inch to 2 inch PVC adaptor
- 2 inch coupler
- High Beam for car. This one is made by Sylvania. 11.99 USD
- PVC cement
- All use Epoxy
- Solder
-Soldering Iron
- Wire stripper

Step 1: Add Terminals to Wire.

Take two 6-7 ft lengths of wire. Strip the ends and clamp terminals to the end. Make sure the terminals with fit a jetski or lawnmower battery. Make sure to solder the terminals for extra strength. 

Step 2: Run Wires Through PVC

Simple Circuit from John Dougherty on Vimeo.Run the wires through the different pieces of PVC as show in the photograph. 

Step 3: Connect Wires to Car Light

Simple Circuit from John Dougherty on Vimeo.Solder the wires to the negative and positive of the car light. It does not matter which way because it is a simple circuit.  On the car light there is usually 3 different connection points, ground, positive and negative. You can take some spare wire and test out the different points with your battery to make sure you have positive and negative and not the ground. 

Step 4: Join PVC Pieces Together.

Take individual PVC pieces and coat the ends with PVC cement. Connect them together and give them a quarter turn. Allow to dry. This will keep this PVC pieces tightly together, probably for the rest of time.

Step 5: Epoxy

Add Epoxy generously around the terminal connections on the car light. You want to coat the connections all the way up to the wire so no salt water can get in and rust the the wire that has been connected to the light.  Then Epoxy the the 2 inch PVC coupler to the car light. At this point your PVC unit should be attached to the car light with Epoxy and wire with terminals should be hanging out the skinny end. Let the epoxy dry until it is no longer tacky. Sometimes letting it sit in the sun will harden it off.