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Old 04-27-2014, 03:31 PM
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Parts List:
Bronze Hex Bushing (Downwind marine mfg#83110-2012)
Bronze Nipple (Wholesale Marine GRO-PN-750)
Green 20 watt LED (SatisLed LED-20W1315x)
Driver (looking for paperwork)
High Temp Wire (Ebay, #14 AWG High Temperature Heater Hookup Wire TGGT Appliance Grade)
Lamp Cord (local hardware store)
Metal discs (Ebay, 1 1/4" Dia. Stainless Steel Round Disc .063 1/16" Thick, Lot of 10)
High Temp Silicone (local hardware store)
Lens (Luxeon Star LEDs, Carclo 180 20mm Surface Mounted Hemispherical Bubble Optic)

The hex bushing was re-tapped so the nipple would thread all the way to the wrench flats and the bushing was machined basically all over to reduce weight and create a smooth cylinder.

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Old 05-03-2014, 07:42 PM
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Lens just arrived


I will be adding some silicone tonight, and finish with the silicone tomorrow. Should have air/water pictures sometime this week.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:19 PM
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:50 PM
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Finally installed it on the boat. I was gonna take a pic of it turned on but seeing it in the air wouldnt really mean much. I will post a water picture as soon as I put it in, hopefully soon....
(again dont say anything about the hull discoloration, working on that this weekend since we will finally have a warm weekend day)
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:13 AM
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Very cool. Are you hooking it into the acc switch? Where are you mounting the control board?
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:57 AM
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Mastercraft presents Real men of Genius

Real me of Genius
Today we salute you Mr "You dont have to drill a hole in your boat for LEDs"
Mr new LED option guuuy
Now those of us that are to whimpy to take a drill bit to our perfectly polished gel coat have a way of attracting fish and/or ladies"
no drilling hooooles

This will be on the list of things for this summer if you end up selling them...

And for those that don't recognize the joke above...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed-JG4O2NsM
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:34 AM
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Yeah I will be hooking it up to one of my Acc switches, I have a couple that are not being used.

As far as the control board, the circuit board is pretty small so I ran the wire from the back of the boat and put the board inline up under the steering wheel. Once I use the LED when I put the boat in the water I will see if the board heats up at all. Depending on that I will put it in either a hard plastic case or simple ziploc bag and zip tie it to some existing wires under the dash.

I will keep you guys updated if i decided to make some more and sell them
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:54 PM
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another option for not drilling into the hull. Had it out last night and seems to work pretty well
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:01 PM
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Mastercraft presents Real men of Genius

Real me of Genius
Today we salute you Mr "You dont have to drill a hole in your boat for LEDs"
Mr new LED option guuuy
Now those of us that are to whimpy to take a drill bit to our perfectly polished gel coat have a way of attracting fish and/or ladies"
no drilling hooooles
High five. That was good stuff.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:06 PM
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JamesL, are they drilled into the swim deck? If so do you need to uninstall them any time you want to remove the deck?
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