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Re: WTF is this?

Exactly. All it needs.

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might help to pull the cover off it to see the guts.

Can't tell if that's a button on the right or a BNC cable?

Wild uneducated guess..given the age of the boat.. Could it be some kind of transformer, for a Radio direction finder.. ?

Vintage electronics of some kind?

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Interesting assumptions all. I think I can narrow it down to two possibilities. 1. The boat, until just recently, was equipped with a LORAN receiver. 2. I have a switch on my fuse panel labeled "Holding Tank", but I know for certain that it does not have one and that the only pump attached to the head is a manual bilge type pump, which may, or may not, have been original. Could it have been originally equipped with a powered macerator pump, given the "Holding Tank" switch? I'll be at the boat this afternoon to try to get to the bottom of this mystery....

EDIT: Some food for thought...the PO, who owned the boat for more than 30 years, was an Electrical Engineer for the aircraft industry here in SoCal...

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Could the thing that is held by two screws to the left of the red button be a buzzer? Maybe it is an alarm for holding tank level?
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could the thing that is held by two screws to the left of the red button be a buzzer? Maybe it is an alarm for holding tank level?
don't push the button!!!!

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


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I was also thinking that it was a level alarm indicator of some sort and the red button might be a push to test. It certainly doesn't look as though it's hooked up to anything anymore.
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24', no holding tank, lets not get complicated - its for the old school, no longer aboard, mast head rotating TV antenna
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EDIT: Some food for thought...the PO, who owned the boat for more than 30 years, was an Electrical Engineer for the aircraft industry here in SoCal...
I thought it looked home brewed....could be just about anything. What is behind the plywood panel that it is mounted to? There could be wires running through the base to whatever is there.


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