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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #966 by David
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So I started the installation of my Perko Underwater light. What should have been a simple install has turned into a little more work :whistle: First not knowing the thickness of the transom and due to the available locations for the install I cut the hole with just enough clearance NOT to clear the steering rod. If the light body was not 6 inches long I would have been okay.
So as a result I have had to improvise and create a step that will only allow 2 inches of the light into the engine compartment and miss the steering rod.
I started with 2 pieces of 3/4 inch marine plywood laminated together with West System Epoxy. Then coated the block with epoxy and fiberglass cloth. Next three coats of thickened epoxy with filler and white colorant. I now need to wet sand and then epoxy to the transom. Put a bead of epoxy where they meet. Install the light with sealant then polish and wax. Here are a few pictures of the process so far.























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5 years 8 months ago #976 by Craig
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That there is a very slick looking unit. A little late now, but whats that saying?
"measure twice cut once" :P

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5 years 8 months ago #984 by jamie mac
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i am impressed i am sure it is going to look great. my wife saw a large searay with them at our marina last year and thought they were nice so i bought her an underwater flashlight and some sinking rope :lol:

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5 years 8 months ago #988 by k-townguy
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Craig wrote: That there is a very slick looking unit. A little late now, but whats that saying?
"measure twice cut once" :P


Crap...i thought it was measure once, cut twice

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5 years 8 months ago #990 by David
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jamie mac wrote: i am impressed i am sure it is going to look great. my wife saw a large searay with them at our marina last year and thought they were nice so i bought her an underwater flashlight and some sinking rope :lol:


LOL I am sure she was impressed :lol:

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5 years 8 months ago #1004 by Craig
Craig replied the topic: Re: Perko Underwater Light

jamie mac wrote: i am impressed i am sure it is going to look great. my wife saw a large searay with them at our marina last year and thought they were nice so i bought her an underwater flashlight and some sinking rope :lol:


That would work in my budget :)

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