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    Senior Member GoVols's Avatar
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    finally completed my lights

    Took me a bit to complete it, but here's my lighting project I recently completed.

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    Looks good. I saw several pontoon boats at the fireworks display the other weekend with lights like those. I also saw the boat cops talking to the ones that were showing blue lights - they all changed to a different color after being pulled over.

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    LOL! I was originally going to get blue because I really like the way it looks on the water. A friend told me I needed to get red to match my boat's striping though because I have no blue on the boat anyway. Glad I didn't get blue now! The cost of LED rope lighting has really come down in the past 3 years!
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    Just wondeiring, but isn't that kinda against the rules to be running all that red light on the starboard side? That green nav light looks like it's 4 miles away...
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    I'm only running the lights when anchored. TWRA boat even came by and told me they looked good.
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    I used to use ordinary LED party lights along the upper rail (multicolored). We called them"party lights", "WTF lights" or "anti-collision lights" as the mood struck us and I did use them when running as well as when anchored. They did not interfere with my nav lights which are also LED and much brighter. Never had a problem with authorities.

    We always run an inverter for the fridge so the lights were 120v (much cheaper than 12v).

    Sadly they eventually succumbed to the climate.
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    Thank you for*good*communication.

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