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Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:27 pm 
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I am installing a Windlass and I had to remove the default front NAV light. I bought these and was wondering if this is legal to install like I am showing:

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:30 pm 
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I dont think they will pass the way you have them. You can mount them to the sides in front of you windshield area. Out of the way, high enough to be visible and out of the spray.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:26 pm 
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They are side lights. What if I drop them down to the side under where I have them would that work?

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:43 pm 
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Were you have them is fine, that's about were mine are mounted but the problem I see is you have the wrong lights, they need to be visible from the front and the side.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:54 am 
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X2- The mounting location is fine you just need a 90 degree light, meaning the light has to be visable from directly in front to exactly 90 degree off each side. That location almost matches my Osprey although mine are a little closer to the pulpit.

Example of 90 degree vis:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/44297943?wmls ... 88&veh=sem




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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:15 am 
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I agree the location is fine... the type of light us wrong. Actually you need 112.5 degees of visability. See this graphic:

http://www.boatus.org/guide/navigation_16.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They make deck mount lights that are designed for exactly what you are trying to do. I'd return what you have and try to find a led deck mount set if I were you.

Edit: something like this is what you want: https://www.amazon.com/Attwood-2-Mile-M ... B001O0DL5G

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:19 am 
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Awesome ... That's a simple and easier idea ... I will return them and use the same locations.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:46 pm 
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wingtime wrote:
I agree the location is fine... the type of light us wrong. Actually you need 112.5 degees of visability. See this graphic:

http://www.boatus.org/guide/navigation_16.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They make deck mount lights that are designed for exactly what you are trying to do. I'd return what you have and try to find a led deck mount set if I were you.

Edit: something like this is what you want: https://www.amazon.com/Attwood-2-Mile-M ... B001O0DL5G" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Thanks Bruce for correcting me. OP, I have the exact ones in the link above. They are bright and a good product.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:09 pm 
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Bruce,

Did those lights cover up where the old lights were mounted? Also is that a indicator light on top I see? I'd like to replace mine with LED, but I don't want to drill new holes or have the old gel that was hiding under the old lights showing.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:59 am 
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Bruce, what is your opinion on rub rail mounted nav lights?

http://tacomarine.com/product/F38-6600/ ... 30ft-boats

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:41 am 
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Kimber1911 wrote:
Bruce, what is your opinion on rub rail mounted nav lights?

http://tacomarine.com/product/F38-6600/ ... 30ft-boats" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I think those are neat. Would have to be careful where they are mounted on the bow to ensure visibility. Not sure how they get the proper 112 degrees of view since there is such a huge variation in bow angles and installation location. The best application would be they guys in the flatbacks and 19'6 boats that don't want anything to get in the way of casting nets etc. No real use on boats with bow rails etc.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:35 pm 
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wingtime wrote:
Bruce,

Did those lights cover up where the old lights were mounted? Also is that a indicator light on top I see? I'd like to replace mine with LED, but I don't want to drill new holes or have the old gel that was hiding under the old lights showing.



Yes, the clear rod on the top is an indicator so you can tell they are on without looking over the rail. However, the both illuminate my bow rail enough that I can see if they are on. They covered the old spot almost completely and I think the screw patter was the same, but I can't remember exactly. I ran a bead of 5200 around the base to seal them a little better due to the non skid. I have been very happy with them. They are very bright ( I think I have the two NM version)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:40 pm 
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Okay, thought I update all ... I got the correct lights now:

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:41 am 
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Looks great!

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:54 pm 
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Looks awesome! Could you take a couple pics of your windless setup and provide any details. I am thinking of putting on one in the future. I hate to give up my sea-claw anchor but would love the automate that setup.

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