Rub Rail Lights Installation
Boat Rub Rail Kit Installation
Before starting your install you will need to remove the boats current rub rail insert. Start by removing the end caps at the stern and carefully take out rub rail insert around the boat. After insert is removed tighten rub rail base plate screws.
Remove bow panel and determine main power from 12v cranking battery and determine proper ground. Decide on the best location for the supplied switches and mount switches with copper post up. Every boat model is different. so be sure to choose switch locations based on available space and unrestricted access.
Remove your Rub Rail Lights System from the box and lay on the front deck of the boat. The system will be rolled into 2 coils separated by cardboard. Each coil is one side of the boat. Locate the centerline mark on the system. This mark will be lined up with the center of the bow. Keeping the coils on the deck of the boat and slowly unrolling as you install the Rub Rail Lights insert will help prevent the lights from being damaged due to excess twisting.
Once the system is lined up at the bow, begin to install the Rub Rail Lights insert along both sides of the boat. Approx. 12 to 15 inches from the centerline will be your docking light leads. Drill appropriate size hole through the base plate and insert docking wire into the bow. Next, you will see the leads for your Black lights and Moon Glow. Drill another hole through the base plate and insert wire lead. Once the wires are inserted into the front of the bow, simply install the rest of the Rub Rail Lights insert down both sides of the boat and reinstall end caps. NOTE: It is recommended that the drilled access holes are filled with silicone to prevent water from entering bow.
WIRING: refer to manufactures wiring diagram for specific boat model
Marry the docking light red wires and connect to the POWER OUT (middle post) on the appropriate switch. Connect left side red and right side red to POWER OUT (middle post) on the appropriate switch. Marry all the black wires from your Rub Rail Lights System to the proper ground on the boat and then make the connection to the GROUND (copper post) on all the switches. Bring power to the switches from the 12v cranking battery by connecting to the POWER IN (post opposite of ground)Check to make sure that the switches are illuminating and turning on the intended lights.
Flip the switch!
Kayak Kit Installation
The first thing you will need to do is get all the needed tools. We suggest:
- A drill
- Drill bit
- Tape measure
- 2-sided tape
- Line/cable puller
- Shrink wrap
Next, you will want to mark where you will be placing your lights before drilling anything so we are sure we are alright with the placement prior to any drilling.
Next, we will take the included drill bit and drill to a 12-12 1/2 depth. Make sure not to drill in an area that the light will not be able to lay flush with the kayak, for example on a seam. Feel free to take your time and be careful you can always drill more but you can’t undrill the kayak.
After we have drilled all the holes for the lights that have a backside we can screw in all the lights that can be screwed into place.
For the next step, we can tackle the holes for the lights that cannot be screwed in because you can not reach the backside of the light due to the design of the kayak. Any holes you drill for these Should be slightly smaller so the lights are snugger because there is no nut here.
After we have the holes drilled for these other lights we can use our cable fisher to fish the wiring into a position that closer to the power supply. Do this for any remaining lights.
Next on the list is installing the power supply. Stick a piece of velcro on the power pack and somewhere on the top inside of the kayak. Put pressure on the velcro for about 30 seconds to ensure proper adhesion. You can additionally use zip ties and any other thing you may want to make sure this power pack does not fall off. This is optional though.
We will need to manage our cabling so we can use some double sided tape to place hooks along the inside of our kayak to route our wire through to the power pack and keep the wiring out of the way when using the kayak. Feel free to place as many as needed.
Additionally, if your wires are not long enough to reach the power pack use the supplied quick clips to use additional wire to lengthen the existing wires until they reach the power pack. Also, use your shrink wrap to cover any bits of exposed wiring.
We are nearing the end. After we have extended the needed wires we will need to combine all the positive wires into one and all the negatives wires into one. Then we will take the singular positive and singular negative and place them into the adapter so that they can plug into the power pack. Then you plug the lights in and LIGHT IT UP!