Laser levels?

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Laser levels?

Postby SMHolmans on Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:29 am

I would like to use a laser level to mark up the water line and boot top for painting the hull. Does anybody have recommendations for a good type/make?
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Re: Laser levels?

Postby on Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:23 pm

I marked my waterline a couple of weeks ago with a $32 laser level I bought from Amazon for this purpose: (there are dozens of models available in this price range). It worked great. I used the laser for leveling the keel as well as actually marking the water line. I was happy that the marking could be done even if the laser was only 5 or so feet away from the boat, because my cramped working area wouldn't allow me to get it further away.

My goal is to duplicate the waterline and boot stripe layout of PS #1, since it looks nicer than any other PS I have seen photos of. The manual says its waterline was marked 16 1/2" below the bottom of the keel, but I found that I had to set the laser an inch or so lower to match the final appearance of PS #1. When I actually paint the white boot stripe, I'll use the laser again to mark its location.

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Re: Laser levels?

Postby SMHolmans on Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:24 am

That's exactly what I needed to know Doug. Thanks! I'm doing the same as you regarding colour scheme and boot top, and was curious if an inexpensive level would be good enough.
Thanks again.
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