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Browndog

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Are the deadlites supposed to be flush with the deck? Any pictures?
Thanks George


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Based on photos, the deadlights on an 80' ELCO are the thickness of the metal frame above the deck. On the actual boat, this is probably around 1/16" or so.

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Thank you
George


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Gene has a shot of one on his site showing the rise Al mentioned:

http://pt-king.gdinc.com/20-07.jpg

The bars are about 1/4" and arch up about another 1/4" above the glass.



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The term deadlight triggered my memory of Operation Deadlight which was the sinking of German U-Boats after the end of WW2.

An interesting read on Operation Deadlight can be found at:

http://www.uboat.net/fates/deadlight_hist.htm

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