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post #3 of Old 12-25-2011
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Originally Posted by L124C View Post
I'm looking at a Islander 30 fixer. Both flush mount bow nav light housings show heavy corrosion that I've never seen on anything that hasn't been submerged. The boat needs work, but I don't see any other signs that it was sunk. This is the only metal on the boat that looks like this. Thoughts?

Completely unrelated, but, it just occurred to me....shouldn't another boat be able to see both lights when directly off the bow ( at 12 o'clock)? Seems to me that since the lights are recessed in the hull, another vessel couldn't see either! How does that work?
Most likely older Perko chrome plated zinc alloy... One of the dumbest ideas to ever hit boating...

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