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Old 06-11-2019, 08:10 AM
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I am replacing pole mounted, combination bow light on our bay boat with port/starboard deck mounted navigation lights. These fit nicely on the gunwales on the curve of the bow. Now I need to align the cut-outs of the stainless steel domes that cover the LED light assembly with the center line of the boat. Would appreciate any tips or guidance.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:36 PM
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I had to assure that my Livorsi Marine shark-eye lights were mounted at 24 degrees off the centerline. I stretched a string from bow to stern to get centerline. Then, I hot glued some door skin to make 24 degree triangle. Worked like a charm.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:55 AM
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I used a string from the center line . the one from port to starboard and squared it with a carpenters square. Like a giant T. Worked for me
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:02 PM
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Thanks for the tips. Will use my sheet t rock square on a centerline string.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:09 PM
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You might also stand in front of the boat and make sure you can see red and green. Take a step to your right and the green should start to disappear. A step to your left off centerline and the red should start to disappear. Even if you use the string method, double check your work visually before you screw the lights down.

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