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    I picked up a couple of cheaper HID offroad lights this winter when they were on sale. I want to mount them on the bow railing of my boat right up on the bow for the spring then remove them for the summer and put them back on for the fall. Any ideas how to mount them in a temporary but study fashion? I have the wiring sorted out and know just what I am going to do, but the actual mounting of the lights is giving me fits, sort of a 2x4 with u-bolts clamped to the railing (which will not fly with the Admiral).

    I have searched online for any type of mounting hardware and I cannot find much..

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    Have you ever thought about using unistrut they make deep and shallow if you use the shallow strut you can make a frame really easy a nd when your done just take it apart its good stuff. Im pretty sure home depot sells it bit its some off brand it shouldnt matter though , be careful about mounting it to your aluminum though pit somthing between the strut and the aluminum . Unistrut alaska has some really cool strut accessories.

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    maybe make something like this out of scrap UHMW
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    Maybe this will work for you.
    Take a fish-on rod hold mount and clamp it to the rail.
    Take the fish-on rod holder and cut off the mounting stem and the rectangle plastic above the stem.
    Bolt your light to plastic rectangle.
    Then you can mount your light at any angle you want.
    I attached my bait cutting board this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    maybe make something like this out of scrap UHMW
    uhmw.jpg
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    There's a good idea there...or even made of aluminum. Drop a small piece of sandpaper in where it sandwiches on the bar and they won't move when tensioned. Get me the bar diameter and I may have something in the shop that will work for you. Are the mounting lugs on the lights 5/16"?


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    Where can a guy get some small pieces of that UHMW?

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    I will have to check the bolts on the lights and the OD of the rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    Where can a guy get some small pieces of that UHMW?

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    CAC plastics in Wasilla has a huge amount of remnants.
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    I used the inch and a half bar mounts from rigid industries. Quality product and reasonable price. They were a little big so I put some thin rubber between the rail and the mount.
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