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Ghost in the shell

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position of sternlight on yacht
« on: July 22, 2007, 06:36:12 pm »

having found out where i can put the nav lights on a yacht, in this case on the cabin roof with a cluster located up top, this begs the question about the stern light. as there is the back stay on the mast coming down to the transom of the boat, I am thinking can the stern light be located off to one side?
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Re: position of sternlight on yacht
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 07:02:45 pm »

Somewhere on the transom or on the pushpit rail will do. It doesn't matter if it's a bit off centre. On full size boats it's the beam angle which is important.
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Re: position of sternlight on yacht
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 07:15:15 pm »

cheers. now to get some LED's and some tube, the transome is going to be drilled out and the tube go through it. treated like a prop shaft it shouldnt leak.  light going in the top of it.  may also add some orange lights in the well to light up foot deck area.
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Re: position of sternlight on yacht
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 07:15:59 pm »

Hi Ghost
The black object is the stern nav light.

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Re: position of sternlight on yacht
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 07:23:46 pm »

judging by that i could simply drill out the deck area on the main hull rather than the main transom, means that when i install the light only the top deck needs to be drilled out
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Re: position of sternlight on yacht
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 07:29:03 pm »

Don't forget the compass binnicle, this will glow red!
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Re: position of sternlight on yacht
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 07:34:00 pm »

wiring that will be impossible, it is held in by a screw and is part of the locking mechanism for the hatch
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