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04-17-2009 11:59 AM
josrulz Thanks everyone!
04-16-2009 11:38 PM
sailingdog Good luck with the PBlaster... let it soak in over the course of a couple of days, spraying it three or four times over that period......
04-16-2009 11:12 PM
josrulz I"m very interested in LED bulbs in the long-term, but for now, I'm going stock. It worked for 25 years in this boat, and I know it will likely mean running the engine in the middle of the night. So what? It's only a few days.

Long term, I want to replace all the nav lights and all the interior lights with LEDs and save some juice.

For the nav lights, I'll definitely make sure we're USCG certified.
-J
04-16-2009 11:00 PM
sailingdog Be aware, not all the "proper" LED fixtures are USCG-certified. AquaSignal makes several, but AFAIK, only the Series 32 are USCG certified.
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i said put in a led light meaning a complete proper one. if i said led bulb them i would say i was wrong
04-16-2009 10:54 PM
scottyt
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Really don't recommend this, since it is likely that the LED bulb and fixture will not be USCG certified. Currently, the only replacement LED bulb/fixture combination that is USCG certified is the Dr. LED White PolarStar 40 and the AquaSignal Series 40 anchor light.

If you get hit and you're using non-certified fixtures... the chances of getting into trouble in a civil suit is very high.

i said put in a led light meaning a complete proper one. if i said led bulb them i would say i was wrong
04-16-2009 10:45 PM
sailingdog Really don't recommend this, since it is likely that the LED bulb and fixture will not be USCG certified. Currently, the only replacement LED bulb/fixture combination that is USCG certified is the Dr. LED White PolarStar 40 and the AquaSignal Series 40 anchor light.

If you get hit and you're using non-certified fixtures... the chances of getting into trouble in a civil suit is very high.

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Originally Posted by scottyt View Post
dont bother changing bulbs put in a led light. the standard wattage is 20 watts, or in 10 hours about 18 amp hours of battery gone. if you go led it will be closer to 1/2 amp an hour or 5 amp hours a night
04-16-2009 10:17 PM
scottyt dont bother changing bulbs put in a led light. the standard wattage is 20 watts, or in 10 hours about 18 amp hours of battery gone. if you go led it will be closer to 1/2 amp an hour or 5 amp hours a night
04-16-2009 10:12 PM
sailingdog Yup... Pretty sure it's a bayonet mount... just replaced one like that last season on a friend's boat.

For future reference, I do like the Aqua Signal Series 32 LED navigation lights. I like the Orca Green Marine Tri-Anchor even better...
04-16-2009 09:12 PM
wolfshead13
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Sailingdog, so you think it is the push and rotate type? If it is, I don't mind working it some, just didn't want to try to force it do something it wasn't meant to do.

Tommays, I agree with your line of thinking--I'd like to replace all the lights, but the boat's 350 miles away, so I really just need to get her home first. She'll be in the water in a few days, so I need to replace any bulbs and get spares, and worry about anything else once she's conveniently located 10 minutes from my house (assuming all goes well).
dont mean to but in but dog is right thats a push and rotate 1/4 turn actually - just changed my masthead bulb,same setup. Luckily for me the PO had used dialectic grease (36 yr old boat) I have no idea how long the bulb had been in there.
04-16-2009 09:00 PM
josrulz Sailingdog, so you think it is the push and rotate type? If it is, I don't mind working it some, just didn't want to try to force it do something it wasn't meant to do.

Tommays, I agree with your line of thinking--I'd like to replace all the lights, but the boat's 350 miles away, so I really just need to get her home first. She'll be in the water in a few days, so I need to replace any bulbs and get spares, and worry about anything else once she's conveniently located 10 minutes from my house (assuming all goes well).
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