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JustinAndersen posted 07-17-2002 04:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for JustinAndersen   Send Email to JustinAndersen  
The wires for the stern light on my Montauk are held into the plug with a couple of tiny (microscopic) screws and they are forever coming loose. Putting the whole thing back together again in the dark holding a flashlight with my teeth is getting tedious. Does anyone have a better solution?
lhg posted 07-17-2002 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I solved that problem long ago by switching to a 2 pole flat rubber trailer type connector with 6" wire leads. Crimp/splice these on to your wires and your problems will be over for years. The connector will pass through the ringed fittings. You can get one of these by Perko at a Marine store, or at Pep Boys for less.
Dick posted 07-17-2002 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Swipe a bottle of the wife's nail polish. Dab some on the screw threads, tighten and they will stay. Poor mans Loctite.
triblet posted 07-18-2002 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
The plug is a standard Perko part stocked
at West Marine. I never had problems with
the screws coming loose (but I tinned the
ends of the wires).

But after replacing the plug a couple of
times due to corrosion, I finally ran a
single piece of 18 ga Ancor boat cable all
the way from the bulb socket to the switch.
No more problems.


Chuck


Chuck.

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