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Well after 3 jigs and lot of hard work in 100+ heat my 88 year old father in law got the LED's into the rub rail. I installed them and they look and work great.

What do you think?

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i think i like em:) let us know how they work for ya
 

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Not hardly. Note the part about making 3 jigs to make this happen. The LED's I bought were not evenly spaced so a drilling jig had to be made in order to get the spacing right. I would not recommend the LED's I used from http://www.oznium.com/led-flex-strips

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Thanks I wasn't sure about what was meant for the 3 jigs. Thanks for that website as a reference.
 

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Bob,

The light they put out is sufficient for watching your line but it does nothing for the shoreline. So I planned to talk to you about a moonbeam for the center of the boat. Would that light up the shoreline and not overpower my UV LED's.

The reasons I don't like the ozium lights are because of the spacing and they are fragile about being bent back and forth too much. I'm having issues with a couple that I've had to order replacements on.

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Dont want to sound like a dumb a$$ but do they serve a purpose or just for looks?
They are UV lights so they light up your fishing line as long as your using fluorescent line. Like the posters with blacklights from the 60's.

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Great idea and even a better job, now how much and how long did it take to do it
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I spent $160 for the (4) 38" LED strips, $49 for the new rub rail insert from Allison and then my father in law spent hours making jigs. The first was to split the backside of the rail and make an opening to put the lights in, the second jig was to sand down the uneven sides and bottom of the strip lights so the would be square and would work in the third jig to do the drilling which is quite ingenious. It indexes the lights so the hole is drilled exactly where it needs to be no matter what the spacing is between the lights.

Oh, and $5 for a can of silicone spray to get the rub rail back into the aluminum extrusion. So the total cost was about 1 million dollars when I consider my father in laws work. :biggrin:

Time to complete the project was about 4 weeks.

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Slick idea and a nice installation.

But I have to confess that what popped into my mind when I first saw the picture was whether the boat trailer had matching low-rider tires (LOL)!

Frank
 
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