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tsturm



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: LED spot light on bow rail Reply with quote

Rock-C wrote:
I would like to mount a LED spot light on the bow rail & run the wiring through the railing. Any tips on making the transition from the rail into the v-birth area ? I'm concerned about sealing the deck under the rail plate.


Here is how I did this project. Polished a piece of 10ga 316L fit & welded it to the bow rail (tig), ran wire on the outside of the rail, made my own cable clam into the V-berth. 1 spot & 1flood can see approx 100' clearly in the Dark of Alaska winters. Can't go fast (5-6 knots) but can travel after dark. No glare Wink

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Marco Flamingo



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssobol wrote:
How durable is your gaffers tape?

I put some on my boat and it didn't last that long. It dries out and starts falling off. Maybe the environment you use it in is more benign.


At least two years. I just pulled mine off yesterday and some of the sticky had gone hard, but it was still holding okay. Used "GooP Off" to clean it up and re-installed new tape.

Mark
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smckean (Tosca)



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hardee wrote:
My favorite was the BBQ version......

Hahahahahahahahahahaha........good one!
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Rock-C



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on the project. Drilling the rail was not a problem, but drilling up from the v-berth through the deck plate was not so easy. I ended up removing the railing to drill the bottom plate. Ran the wiring & mounted the light. This gave me a chance to re-bed the deck for the railing. The wires are ran to the dash. All that's left is to mount the switch & connect the power. Thanks for the great advice.
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thataway



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice--SS is hard enough to drill, let alone drilling upward in a blind hole!
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