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SpeedBump posted 08-28-2005 06:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for SpeedBump   Send Email to SpeedBump  
what is the correct position for mounting the stern light knerled nut standoff for an N-S-E hull configuration? Does the standoff base with the nut go above or below below the standoff base w/ out the nut?
Tom W Clark posted 08-28-2005 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
On all small Whalers the "knurled nut" goes on top.
SpeedBump posted 08-29-2005 08:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
Tom thanks for the info - I thought this was the correct positioning but wasn't sure. I had looked at a newer montauk w/smirk and the standoff w/ nut was on the bottom. It looked hard to get to, to tighten and loosen the nut.
Robob2003 posted 08-29-2005 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Robob2003  Send Email to Robob2003     
I have the same setup on my Sakonnet with the knurled knob on top.

Because I couldn't find an OEM part I had to make a compression ring to fit into the knurled knob to hold the staff tightly.

I found that making one out of a white crutch tip worked great. Just put it in a vise and drill out the center to the right diameter and trim off the outer diameter to fit in the knurled knob.

Bob on Tampa Bay

Tom W Clark posted 08-29-2005 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
You can put the knurled nut on the bottom. It does work that way, just less convenient.


The split washer (compression ring) is available from any Whaler dealer. They cost about $2.

Robob2003 posted 08-29-2005 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Robob2003  Send Email to Robob2003     


I wish I had known that a year ago, it's easier than manufacturing one.

I'll zip up to Marinemax and buy one.

Bob on Tampa Bay

Tom Hemphill posted 05-05-2015 06:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Hemphill  Send Email to Tom Hemphill     
Reviving an old thread here...

When I acquired my 1970 16-foot Whaler, the fitting with the knurled nut was mounted in the lower position. (No idea who installed it or when.) I moved it to the top position recently after having the fittings re-chromed. I think moving it was a mistake; now dock lines and such are more likely to catch on it, since it projects upward.

contender posted 05-08-2015 03:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Tom H. I saw the same problem with the rear light pole, I attach (mounted mine flat, no pole) my rear light to my engine cowling. Now I have the light ready all the time, no pole to get in the way, and no exposed wires to rot or get in the way, no terminal block either, and lot cleaner looking

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