I did mine myself a while back and I put them on the bow, below the rub rail so I could see to run at night. They were mounted on the center console, but I was blinded at night... I thought I did an awesome job and they work great, heck you can see then for a long ways off, but are they legal??? Nope, but I knew they wouldn't be "legal" when I installed them. I feel safe with them on the water and most game wardens won't mess with ya as long as they werk and they are clearly visible.... Here's a link that may be helpful in your safety. Mine are visible in the angles described and they do not cross paths, but they are mounted on the curve of the bow make'n them illegal.... http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/sidelights.htm Also, ya stern lights... Most boating mfg are putting them on a lil mast on either side of ya stern. I can't stand this! You can't tell which way a boat is heading at night real well.... An actual stern light should be visible 135 degrees off the stern not 360 like most mfg are installing. The Anchor light should be 360degrees and on teh highest point of your vessel.... http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/060199tip5.htm I have a stern light and an anchor light... If you read up on it you will find at night when on anchor, you have an anchor light on only..... Most mfg boats are not set up like this that I have seen.... http://www.uscgboating.org/SAFETY/fedreqs/equ_nav.htm There's not much in this forum on safety so I thought I would get a lil started here. Hope it helps and I'll take critsisum if I posted some incorrect info. PLEASE tell me if I did so I can stay safe on the wader!!!