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OK, since this thread is about mystery switches, I've got to tell you of mine.

When we bought the boat - about 12 years ago - there were two air horns conveniently located on the side of the cockpit coaming - lurking there reminding us of how much knees and shins can hurt. We couldn't make them work - cause there was no button. So we looked, and traced the wires, which disappeared into a large bundle of wires and through a hole in a bulkhead which was pretty much inaccessible.

Anywhat, months later, when Saltwater Suzi was cleaning she discovered a button below and behind the companionway steps. She said,"I wonder what this could be?" And she pressed it. Of course, nothing happened. But upon tracing the wires, using mysterious electrical devices known only to very accomplished electricians (available at Radio Shack for $24.88 on sale), we discovered it was the horn button. You probably had guessed that - I need to work on my suspense thriller writing technique.

Of course, like most everything else on the boat - it didn't work but we puzzle, to this day, over the logic that impelled the installer to locate the horn button in a position where you, quite literally, must get onto your hands and knees and use a flashlight to even see.

You guys' boats have P.O.S? (Previous owner syndrome) Stories? - Oh, I could tell you stories.

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Maybe it was meant for use as a foot switch???

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Nope, not a foot switch - a foot wouldn't get where this thing is. Seriously, hands and knees and a flashlight - only way.

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Most unknown switches usually control now-defunct flux capacitors. If you need a replacement you can probably retrofit an automotive version as seen here:

Flux Capacitor [FLUX62] - $148,750.00 : KaleCoAuto, Hard to find automotive items!

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I like the passenger noise reducer:



It is so much quieter when they can't scream. MUHHHAHHAHHAHAHHHAHHAAHHHAA!!!!!

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I need to work on my suspense thriller writing technique.
LOL...

Just spice it up a bit...She pee'ed her pants or two people fell off the dock would work much better...then just add a "just kidding" disclamer...still gets the laugh your looking for..
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I like the passenger noise reducer:



It is so much quieter when they can't scream. MUHHHAHHAHHAHAHHHAHHAAHHHAA!!!!!
This is the best thread EVER...!

I fallen off my chair 3 times...

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don't laugh too hard, we got some of these... she likes the red ball and leather better....

ok, so whats the GD switch do??????

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Switches

I have a problem with an overhead light switch on the boat of my dreams. Whenever I flip it to the on position, it sucks all of the light out of the cabin. Could I have a wiring problem? Or could it be something else?

Sorry...just got finished reading the entire survivial enema thread...tired, sleepy, but vastly entertained and giddy. Thank you and good night!

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