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Mast Lights That Light Up The **** Pit

Does anyone know where I can buy mast lights. But this is a light assembly that goes on the mast for the sole purpose of lighting up the **** pit. ?? I know some people have made them would love to see pics.
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If you're thinking of the lights that go on the mast, they're usually combination steaming lights with a deck light, and not for the cockpit. Like this one: LINK

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Perfect

This would totally work .. less holes to drill in the mast thank you so much sailingdog.

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LOL... glad to help.. why re-invent the wheel when you don't have to.

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Good light, thanks Sg. I think I will pick one up for my boat. But while I am going up the mast to install this light, I might as well get a few things done. What is the name of that lubricant used to greese the track on the mast ?

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I would use either Boeshield T9 or McLube Sailcote. Either will work pretty well, and both are "dry-film" lubricants that are unlikely to pickup dirt and clog the track.

BTW, what kind of boat is s/v Ark Angel??

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The Boeshield is what I had used before, but for the life of me, could not remember the name. Thanks, SG.

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I'm guessing that SG stands for sailing guru or sailing god... otherwise I'm confused.. or you understand that doghood is the same as godhood to a dyslexic.

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Freesail, I've used both. BoeShield is a good anti-corrosive, but nowhere near as good a lubricant as McLube. Which is also way more expensive, but great stuff for "places where I'm not able to get to very often".
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The McLube Sailcote is what I'd recommend, but it is a lot more money. One neat thing a friend of mine does is she has a small scotchbrite pad that slides along the track, between the two top sail slugs, and she sprays it down with sailcote or boeshield t9 about once a month or so... and then raises and lowers the sail, and it acts to clean and lube the track all at once.

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