Anchor light trouble now.....
Well, yestarday I went up the mast. It was tough getting to the top, even though I had my girlfriend winch me up there, I had to help out lifting my own body weight ALOT. But, i got there.
Once I did get up there, I noticed a few problems. For one, there were no wires! Oh no.... Second, the mounting holes for the old anchor light (that was never there) were not far enough apart to mount my new light. So I thought great, back to sailnet to figure this one out.
I think getting the wire down the mast will probably be my biggest challenge. Where the existing wires come out at the bottom, its pretty hard to get your hand or anything in there so that will be tough. I think I should just go to the top with alot of wire and just feed it down it right? I just hope it doesnt get caught.
As for the holes, the piece that the light mounts to looks like it will come of if I just loosen two screws, then I could take it down and mount my might before I bring it back up. I though about that when I was up there but wasnt sure if I should leave that piece off for a week.
So, if anyone has any tricks or suggestions they could give to make my life easier I would appreciate it.
Oh, one more thing. When I was at the base of the mast about to ascend I looked up it and noticed that near the top, it is bent back a slight amount, but it ooks like it is supposed to be. Is that assumption true? Lord I hope so.
Small is beautiful, simple, cheap, and easy......
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