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Navigation Lamp Fixture Admits Water
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posted 06-04-2006 06:56 PM ET (US)
The navigation lamp fixture on the bow of my Montauk always has moisture in it, especially after it rains. Should there be a seal or gasket? I bought it used so I don't know if it ever had any kind of seal. It is a 1988 and the light is original.The light casing that holds the red and green plastic lens is chrome with a black plastic insert that fits into the casing and holds the wires and bulb. If there should be a seal or gasket, where is the placement? At the base plate chrome to chrome or at the plastic insert inside the casing? Is there another way to stop the moisture problem if there was no original gasket?
posted 06-04-2006 11:53 PM ET (US)
I would wait for someone who totally knows that lamp and boat or call Sue Lodel at Twin City Marine in Wisc. That's what I did w/ my 13 and found out more than I would have ever expected about a nav light. In my case the lens would rotate. Originally there was a gasket but I used a very thin o-ring, exact diameter and it has been find ever since. Good luck.
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