Peacore wrote:I don't rely on lights in the fog - they just don't work very well. Really not at all!
I go out ahead of time and put waypoints in my GPS and then make a route from the waypoints.
No matter; dark, rain or fog, put your GPS on the compass setting and follow the arrow to stay on your route and you'll get to your destination.
I'm a duck hunter and sometimes the fog is so thick I can't even find my way out of the bay onto the main lake withoput a GPS. Also a GPS route keeps you from running into bouys if you have the waypoints set up to avoid them.
With lights you just can't see landmarks like you can on a fogless night without lights. So I find lights not very helpful unless there is no fog. My light is a handhelp spot of 2,000,000 candle power. I only need it when the GPS says we are within 100 ft. of a waypoint(blind etc.).
The GPS idea is pretty good. I don't have one, but the idea is solid. I also don't use the "fog lights" as for actual navigation lights. Most my duck grounds I know pretty well and can run too without light. If there is fog, I just follow the bank intil I know where to turn out into.
I use the light for setting up a spread, letting people know my boat is there and where I plan to shoot my birds.
During early deer season I use it to navigate small creeks where only one boat could fit.
But I hardly ever or even try to use them as navigation lights while running.