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DeePa posted 08-26-2002 05:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for DeePa   Send Email to DeePa  
A friend of mine has a 1976 15-Sport Boston Whaler. [T]he bow light is completely intact, but the screws are rusted.
He[']s wondering if he will be able to pull the screws out to replace the bulb.

Will the screws snap on him?

How should he go about removing the screws.

Thank You

jimh posted 08-26-2002 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Are you referring to the machine screws holding the navigation lamp fixture together, or to the screws mounting the navigation lamp fixture to the hull?

WD-40 should help in the first case; it probably will be beneficial in the second case.

You can always drill the head off the machine screw on the navigation light fixture, then remove the cover and work on the remaining stud.

[Changed topic; was Lighting Repairs]

Tom W Clark posted 08-27-2002 01:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
If the screws are rusty then they are probably not original.

The best thing to do is use some good penetrating oil. WD-40 is OK but the really good stuff is Aero-Kroil by Kano Industries. Give the screws a good application of this stuff and let it sit overnight.

If the screws break, they break. Deal with that when you get there.

DeePa posted 08-27-2002 11:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for DeePa  Send Email to DeePa     
im talking about the screws holding the light to the hull, there are 2 of them, and they are the facotry ones
neil smoots posted 08-27-2002 03:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for neil smoots  Send Email to neil smoots     
Try CorrosionX. This is the best penetrating oil I've ever used. They have a web site. Some gun shops might carry the product also.
DeePa posted 08-29-2002 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for DeePa  Send Email to DeePa     
hes gonna try it soon, so ill let you know how it works out
jimh posted 08-29-2002 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Best of luck with the repairs.

It will not be necessary to report back on the success or failure of removing that screw.



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