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PostPosted: October 22nd, 2014, 12:57 pm 
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Coot

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I recently purchased a new boat and wanted to install a LED light bar on the front. What are some suggestions as to how I can mount the brackets to the boat itself? Keep in mind the light is going on the front bow and I can't access underneath, so using a locking nut etc.. is out of the question. I've seen plenty of set ups like this, just curious as to what others are using. Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: October 22nd, 2014, 8:23 pm 
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I believe mine just has self taping metal screws in it.


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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2014, 12:12 am 
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Google "Rivnuts". It's basically a rivet with internal threads. McMaster-Carr is a place where you can get them along with the tool to install them. I've used plenty of them on my boat to anchor the front light, the blind legs and struts, the fuse box etc. Rivnuts are extremely handy in that it leaves an almost smooth surface (slight bump) where they are installed. You can remove whatever you bolt down and not have to worry about sheet metal screws working loose from multiple removals and installations. You may not use the tool often but when you do you'll be happy you have it.


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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2014, 2:51 am 
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I agree, RIVNUTS/NUTSERTS, are the way to go.. i use them on my boat for trolling motor mounts, light bar, blind mounts, etc. I've also used them for rocker guards/corner guards on my jeep, and they work great!!


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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2014, 1:48 pm 
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rivnuts are the way to go Grainger has them also


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PostPosted: February 16th, 2015, 10:13 pm 
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self tapping sheet metal screws


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