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Old 11-14-2012, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
LOL! I might actually be tempted to do that to the E93 for Christmas Season except for:

1) I think the lights might get tangled up in the retractable top mechanism
2) I don't want to burn my paint/clearcoat/wax job
3) I already have enough problems with excessive battery draw, the last thing I need is Christmas lights draining the new battery. - Oh yeah, I just bought a battery tender - never mind.

Not sure how they accomplished this, but it brings back dim memories of me helping my friend decorate his yacht for the annual Newport Beach, CA "Parade of Lights" for Christmas. We spent three days decorating the boat. We entered the parade with lights glowing...a sure "winner," but the generator was soon overwhelmed. Fortunately there was a harbor-side "Hooters" restaurant nearby...we pulled in to their slip, all "darkened." That was my last memory of the evening.

Lessons to be learned for the requirement of amps, wattage of Christmas lights vs. the output of your yacht's generator...not to mention over-infatuation with the Hooter's girls (it wasn't me...it was the skipper).
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