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Okay here's my take on that

November 16 2010 at 6:24 PM
Paul  (no login)

Response to SS Bow Light Confusion

Mike, I will bet you ten bucks that center piece was broken off by some kid by the name of "Mark" or one of the other Smith boys. The light on the Smith boat looks to be identical, just missing that center piece, which was probably the first thing on the boat to be broken?

Do you know if that same fixture came with and without the center flange?

If you have a light with the center flange on it, look at it to see if it might be easily damaged. Someone could have removed it too because it is a menace, not a good type of thing to have up front on a boat you are trying to handle, rather sharp looking, and not the nice round eggshell we see on some older Chris Craft woodies. Personally I don't like the design, but hey if it is original then that is what you need to go with.

Anyway, If you have it with the center flange , I would go with it.

Look here, it appears they SHOW the center flange clearly in the factory detailed drawing!
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