Fold Down Masthead light

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ronmar
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Fold Down Masthead light

Postby ronmar » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:15 pm

Hello, I just purchased a 1990 32 Sedan Fly Bridge. Had it transported to Ohio River and lost the curved fold down mast light mounted just below the windshield on fly bridge. Anyone know where I can find a replacement? Also would like to know if this was a 225 degree or a 360 degree light as well as total height in case I can't find an exact replacement?
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Re: Fold Down Masthead light

Postby martindesign » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:02 pm

It's a 360° so as long as it's higher than the windshield. Mines about 18" I think. Most marine suppliers have or can order them. Pretty universal.
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Re: Fold Down Masthead light

Postby jralbert » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:41 pm

Under 40', as I read the regs, your masthead light covers the 225 forward arc, the stern light, facing aft, covers the remaining 135 degrees so there's light visible all around. That forward light should come up higher than the windshield.

That said, we had a 360 light forward plus the stern light. It served as our anchor light as well. That's where it saw most service since we ran rarely at night. Too many crab pots for comfort in the Chesapeake Bay. Plus an increasing number of almost impossible to spot fish trap nets.

By the way, use only led lights for low battery drain. If I can come up with the name, we got our as a replacement to the 12v incandescent (from a company with the word Steck in it, as I recall). The light had several functions: On all the time, on dusk/off dawn, flashing slow/fast, SOS flash. The functions were activated with quick flicks of the light switch. It was quiet advanced for a circa 2000 product.

UPDATE: Here's the company and url: http://www.stecktronics.com/start.html
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Re: Fold Down Masthead light

Postby ronmar » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:49 pm

Thanks for the replies
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