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July 11, 2019, 07:31:50 AM
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outboardsurplus

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Wiring nav lights on a 170
« on: July 11, 2019, 07:31:50 AM »
Just got this and was wondering how to wire in new front and back lights and the running new wires for them.

July 11, 2019, 07:34:53 AM
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Capt. Bob

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 07:34:53 AM »
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July 11, 2019, 12:19:12 PM
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Mwar410

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Re: Wiring nav lights on a 170
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 12:19:12 PM »
I was able to fish them from the fuel coffin to the starboard bow locker pretty easily. Drilled a hole along side the filler hose and ran them in 1 1/8" bilge hose to prevent chafing. I used fiberglass fish sticks and was able to guide it through the starboard casting deck locker (deck plate). Pulled 2 duplex for lights and 2 speaker wires.
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July 11, 2019, 02:02:19 PM
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outboardsurplus

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Re: Wiring nav lights on a 170
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 02:02:19 PM »
Thanks for the help,will give it a shot

July 11, 2019, 04:09:13 PM
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Re: Wiring nav lights on a 170
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 04:09:13 PM »


If this helps more. Actually ran the wires first, then pushed the hose over them from the coffin.


Because every Aquasport Ned's some of these
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July 11, 2019, 04:12:12 PM
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Re: Wiring nav lights on a 170
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 04:12:12 PM »
Good idea,thanks

July 11, 2019, 10:35:30 PM
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 10:35:30 PM »
Agreed!






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July 12, 2019, 04:47:03 PM
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Re: Wiring nav lights on a 170
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 04:47:03 PM »
Make sure you look at the regs before you install those shark eyes - they have to be installed properly, usually above the sheer IIRC, to be legal - if you get a Wildlife Officer having a bad day, it could be bad for you. We've had a discussion on this before on the site - maybe our master searcher, CB can find it.
Here are the regs:  https://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/sidelights/  The confusion is in the definition of being "above the deck". Good luck.
Here is a thread on this topic from THT - https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/313132-shark-eye-navigational-lighting-fines-2.html
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July 12, 2019, 07:32:07 PM
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 07:32:07 PM »
Well that really kinda stinks .
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July 12, 2019, 07:53:10 PM
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 07:53:10 PM »
Yup.  You can be an outlaw and hope you don't get pulled over, don't go out at night, or maybe get popup nav lights. I bought a Livorsi popup so I could store it out of the way when not traveling at night and wanting to use a trolling motor across that area.  https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&ei=IB0pXerlA8iO5wK49pSgCw&q=livorsi+marine+popup+navigation+lights&oq=livorsi+marine+popup+navigation+lights&gs_l=psy-ab.3...19887.22285..23920...0.0..0.113.562.5j1....2..0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i30j0i333.aaJTtcFKtdM
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July 12, 2019, 09:54:21 PM
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 09:54:21 PM »
This is the one I remember from awhile back.

https://classicaquasport.com/smf/index.php?topic=8738.0
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July 13, 2019, 12:12:11 AM
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 12:12:11 AM »
I believe reg is 120°.  FWC is looking for the obvious violation to this reg, or at least in my area (words taken directly from a FWC officer).  So you have to really screw up the distance btwn lights to catch their attention.  And that's assuming you're boarded by a pissed off officer whom is carrying a protractor. 
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