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Jefecinco posted 03-30-2007 09:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for Jefecinco   Send Email to Jefecinco  
While fishing two days ago my anchor manager cleverly managed to break the lens on the bow mounted navigation light. It's a Perko 0972.

A new assembly is about $33 at [West Marine]. A replacement lens set is about $13 including $5.47 for shipping at BoatFix.com. I'm inclined to save the $20 delta and get the lens set.

Any recommendations?

Butch

Roswell posted 03-30-2007 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Roswell  Send Email to Roswell     
Butch,

If the lense is broken I would replace the lense? Avoid any work with wires.

And are you vicariously living through another identity? Are you sure this 'Anchor manager' isn't yourself? It happens to the best of us.

Roz

Jefecinco posted 03-30-2007 06:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
In this case I plead not guilty. My anchor manager is a very good guy who felt very bad about the mishap. I'm glad, that for once, it was not me.

Butch

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-30-2007 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
No question, just replace what's busted. Easier, cheaper.
Same end result.


Chuck

where2 posted 03-31-2007 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     

Buy just the lens, unless the top of your housing is chipped & pitted, or the base contacts are green and disintegrating.

Jefecinco posted 04-01-2007 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
OK, I will replace the lens assuming I can get it from BoatFix. Thank you.

Butch

Tom W Clark posted 04-04-2007 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Butch, West Marine also sells just the replacement lens as do many other online retailers.
Jefecinco posted 04-11-2007 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
I now have the replacement lens. Who would have believed I would find it in stock at my local Whaler dealer in Pensacola.

Cost was $11.76 including tax. High for the lens alone but better than any on-line retailer after factoring in shipping costs.

I looked in three different West Marine stores and none stocked the part. I also looked in one Boater's World store with no success.

I was amazed to find it at my local dealer. I went there to order some Whaler parts and found the lens while looking around waiting for the counter man to be free. One never knows, does one?

Butch

Newtauk1 posted 04-12-2007 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1    
I would be inclined to stock that part as well for almost 12 bucks a wack. I do see your point with the factored shipping cost.
jimh posted 04-12-2007 07:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Removed an entire sidebar discussion which resulted from the initial use of confusing acronyms. Again, please do not invent and use confusing acronyms.--jimh.]

Yes, the dusty shelf of an old Boston Whaler dealer may have a few treasures on it.

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