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10-29-2010 09:06 PM
BELLATRIX1965
Marine wire recommendation -

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Anyway ramble ramble, I want to find out what would be my best bet on a high quality led masthead light and install new wire in the mast so any tips and some ideas on good companies, links to some high quality wire and coax cable for the VHF antenna. I know I must be driving you guys crazy but your full of great info so thanks for the help. I want to use a company that makes masthead lights and all nav lights in led so that I can use the same company for my entire boat.
Solman: To get back to your original post - try GenuineDealz.com - Marine Electrical, Boat Wire & Cable, Custom Battery Cables for marine wire (cable). Good stuff, great prices, FREE shipping! A++ (I'm just a customer)
Good luck with your install - once the stick is on the ground!
10-29-2010 03:41 PM
SVAuspicious
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Hey guys I was wondering, I guess I have been calling the masthead light by the wrong name it is about halfway up and points straight out, so what is that?
Most of the world calls it the masthead light even though it isn't usually at the head of the mast. On power boats and ships it is mounted at the top of whatever mast or mast-like structure there is on the boat or ship. As noted earlier Americans generally call it the steaming light on sailboats, but you will still find it called a masthead light in many regulations.
10-29-2010 02:54 PM
arf145
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SD-- just wondering who did such a crappy job installing that anchor light?
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10-29-2010 02:43 PM
msmith10 SD-- just wondering who did such a crappy job installing that anchor light?
10-29-2010 02:39 PM
solman55 Ok thanks, and ouch that is a rough job, although your mast sure does look good mines a bit scuff from being 30 years old lol but this winter is going to bring a lot of work and she will look like new. Thanks I will be posting up as soon as I can my installation of the new lights and which I choose to go with etc as well as updated wiring.
Thanks SD
10-29-2010 01:25 PM
LandLocked66c Can't see the pics from work, subscribing...
10-29-2010 12:54 PM
sailingdog The "masthead" light that you're describing is actually a STEAMING LIGHT, called such because it is required for boats under power—or under "steam".

As for mounting an anchor light at the mast top, it usually isn't an issue, since most masts have a masthead truck or casting that would allow a place to mount the anchor light.

Here's a photo of the masthead truck of my boat, and the shoddy job of mounting the LED tricolor that Peter Kennedy Yacht Services did.



You may need to fashion a mounting bracket to mount the light to the masthead truck. Just don't do a crappy job like Peter Kennedy Yacht Services did. The mounting bracket they charged me $40 is a piece of rough aluminum scrap that isn't even wide enough for the anchor light to mount to properly.

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Hey guys I was wondering, I guess I have been calling the masthead light by the wrong name it is about halfway up and points straight out, so what is that? And mounting an anchor light may be a little difficult up all the way at the top cause the cables and pulleys are up there, as you know, so where would I mount it?
Thanks
10-29-2010 12:47 PM
solman55 Hey guys I was wondering, I guess I have been calling the masthead light by the wrong name it is about halfway up and points straight out, so what is that? And mounting an anchor light may be a little difficult up all the way at the top cause the cables and pulleys are up there, as you know, so where would I mount it?
Thanks
08-20-2010 11:51 PM
mitiempo Right on the masthead. Anchor lights designed for sailboats usually come with a mounting base like the Hella shown below. Measurements are metric.
08-20-2010 11:08 PM
solman55 JGood point so where would I put my anchor light at and what's the best way to mount it?
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