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sail16 posted 06-28-2015 10:02 AM ET (US)   Profile for sail16   Send Email to sail16  
The yard just replaced the rubrail on my 1988 Montauk.

I now need to reinstall the combined sidelight but have a few questions.

1. How much of the rub rail under the sidelight should I cut away? At a minimum, I need to trim a bit of the receiver that is partially covering the holes for the bollard bolts. Should I remove any more of the rail under the light to aid in having it sit more flush?

2. Should I use any caulk or bedding compound between the base of the combined sidlight and the deck?

3. Do people use any gasket material between the three main parts of the combined sidelight in order to keep water out?


Tom Hemphill posted 06-28-2015 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Hemphill  Send Email to Tom Hemphill     
I just reinstalled my bow light after having it re-plated. It wasn't necessary, but I took the opportunity to make it sit more level.

1) I trimmed off just the vertical projection of the receiver in the area where the light base sits. It's not totally level, but better. I didn't mess with the rubrail insert.

2) I bedded it with BoatLIFE Life Calk.

3) There are no gaskets used in the assembly.

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