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Definitions of lights on control panel - S2 8.0


I am the proud new owner of a 1978 S2 8.0.

The boat has a control panel with five toggles, labeled thus:
- Anchor light
- Running lights
- Masthead light
- Cabin lights
- Misc.

Seems simple enough.

The running lights and cabin lights switch seem to work properly (i.e., the running light switch turn on the red and green lights at the bow, and the white light on the transom...and the cabin light switch allows the cabin lights to function).

My question is this - what is the difference between "anchor light" and "masthead light"? Neither seem to work.

I assume this: The anchor light switch is supposed to turn on a white 360-degree light at the very top of the mast. But if that is the anchor light, when what is the masthead light?

As a side note, there is another S2 in the harbor that has a (white?) light mounted on the front of the boat doesn't have this particular light (although there is a bracket or something up there at the location) this the masthead light?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Bret O.
Lenexa, KS
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