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Old 12-02-2019, 11:24 AM   #1
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Thanks eBay,for correcting my navigational mistake!

While I'm recuperating from the a common affliction males over 60 seem to all eventually get, hernia repair, I was in bed looking at replacement led running lights. Who would've thought that ,after all of these years of boating, I learned our boat has been improperly equipped... from eBay of all places!
I can't believe that with all of the miles I've logged, many at night, nobody has noticed the blatant mistake I and countless other boaters have made regarding navigation light placement.
Thank you eBay! I'll get to work relocating our running lights from the side of the boat to the transom like they should be as soon as I'm able!


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Old 12-02-2019, 11:49 AM   #2
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Sorry, but I don't follow your post at all about placement...is there an E-Bay link or something??????....


Generally, red and green are port and starboard...and the transom is a lousy place for a stern light as the stern settles and the light is obscured by a stern wave.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:59 AM   #3
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Sorry, but I don't follow your post at all about placement...is there an E-Bay link or something??????....


Generally, red and green are port and starboard...and the transom is a lousy place for a stern light as the stern settles and the light is obscured by a stern wave.
You need to be able to see the attached picture to get the point of my post... Not sure why it's not visible to you.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:07 PM   #4
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Ya never know what magical resource might turn up to keep you properly informed. I guess I’d better order my set too, LOL.

What do you want to bet that the photo was just Photo-Shopped by someone who knows nothing about the legal function their product..
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:22 PM   #5
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Not only do we have them in the wrong spot, apparently we also have them reversed and green belongs on port......
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The really sad thing is that I have seen similar things out on the water for real.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:43 PM   #7
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Clearly the picture was taken in Australia where everything is upside down and reversed.
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Maybe that is the bow! ��
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:18 PM   #10
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Maybe that is the bow! ��
It's sad but I had to look hard to figure out that it was the transom and not a flybridge. Modern bubbleboats...gotta love 'em.

Back in the 80's I briefly worked for a marina that was a Sabre dealer. At the time, Sabre wanted to try a line of powerboats, a fast trawler called the Sabreline 36. Well, I got to commission hull #1. It wasn't a bad boat at all but when we set the bridge , I noticed the red & green running lights were on the wrong sides! We informed them of that issue and a couple of other minor boo boos so when we got hull number 3 ,they must've listened to my concerns. The red & green running lights were mounted on the correct sides...the only problem was they were looking backwards! True story! It seems they've advanced a bit since those days.
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Clearly the picture was taken in Australia where everything is upside down and reversed.
Nah, definitely an American thing

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The really sad thing is that I have seen similar things out on the water for real.
True. I have pointed out to other boaters that their bow light's colors were in the wrong order. Most had taken the light apart to clean them or change bulbs and inadvertently put the colored lenses back in on the wrong side. And that's not easy to do because they usually have some sort of tab to prevent that from happening.
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Not all of the nav lights have orientation tabs, I have seen several that the colors can be reversed. And the owners apparently took both of the apart at the same time and put them back together on the wrong side, Darwin theory...
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No, no, no. Those are stop and go lights. Red for stop. Green for go. They're to let the boat behind you know whether you are stopped or in motion. There should be a back up light there somewhere too. I guess the owner of the boat in the picture doesn't know if he's coming or going. Sheesh!


Hey that guy is missing his signal lights too. Better not let the cops see THAT one.


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Walmart may be an American company, but everything they sell seems to be made in China. I am going to assume that the Chinese manufacturer put together the advertising as Walmart would not spend a dime to support the stuff they sell.





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Christmas on the starboard side (bottom photograph).
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Christmas on the starboard side (bottom photograph).


I'm getting the feeling that the folks that host that ebay store aren't boat owners.
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"You can confuse [fool] some of the people some of the time... but... you can't confuse all of the people all of the time! At least that's been the saying for centuries!

I use to believe that... then I read this thread. Geeezzzz!!
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