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Fix running lights

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Quick question. I am new to this boat, Catalina 27 '79. I was testing the running lights and noticed the green bow light was not working. I think the bulb has to be replaced. Does anyone know how to do this. I tried turning the plastic green cover to unscrew but I don't think thats how I can access the bulb cavity. Do you do it from the inside in the v-berth? Thanks.
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Are you sure it is a Catalina and not a MacGregor?????

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You may need to remove the entire unit, I did on my boat.........

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you replace it from inside the vee-berth

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I think it may have to be disconected at the masthead first.

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No its a catalina but needs some work, not everyone has limitless budgets when buying a boat you know.
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No its a catalina but needs some work, not everyone has limitless budgets when buying a boat you know.
I know. That's not what I meant. Bad joke.

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On every boat I've had (6 now) I've had to unscrew the nav-light housing to get at the bulb. I've been replacing with LLDs also.
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On every boat I've had (6 now) I've had to unscrew the nav-light housing to get at the bulb. I've been replacing with LLDs also.
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If you're replacing the Navlight light bulbs with LEDs, you're probably not going to be in compliance, since the fixtures are tested and certified by the USCG, and they have yet to approve LED replacement bulbs AFAIK. If you are in a collision at night, having nav lights that are not USCG approved can leave you legally liable... not a good thing.

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SD thanks for the tip. LED cabin lights are ok though right?
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