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catalina 22 mast power problem
On my 1987 Catalina 22, the mast lights weren't working. Possibly due to my voltmeter being so old and not working right, I got no reading at the deck plug. Because I had so much trouble trying to hook up a new one, I had the boatyard do it. Then the steaming light worked. They told me to change my bulbs, so I pulled down the mast and did that. No change. Now with a new voltmeter, I find that the deck plug connections for the anchor light and deck light are not powered. I have asked the boatyard to check their work, but it might not be the plug. I did notice in connecting the mast sid of the plug that when I stripped the wires they don't have bright copper inside, they are corroded. Probably true in the deck-side wires as well.
We have dreams of a week in the San Juans, we'll need our night lights to work.
I will check the switches at the panel, that might be the problem. But I might need to pull new wires.
Where do the wires go, to get from the panel to the mast? Is it a huge deal to pull new wires? I fear losing the end of the wire somewhere inside the boat where I can't get at it.