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Replacement Bicolor Light
|Author||Topic: Replacement Bicolor Light|
posted 03-30-2007 09:07 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-30-2007 01:05 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-30-2007 06:39 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-30-2007 06:46 PM ET (US)
No question, just replace what's busted. Easier, cheaper.
Same end result.
posted 03-31-2007 08:55 PM ET (US)
Buy just the lens, unless the top of your housing is chipped & pitted, or the base contacts are green and disintegrating.
posted 04-01-2007 11:50 AM ET (US)
OK, I will replace the lens assuming I can get it from BoatFix. Thank you.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 04-04-2007 09:22 AM ET (US)
Butch, West Marine also sells just the replacement lens as do many other online retailers.
posted 04-11-2007 05:18 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 04-12-2007 12:20 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-12-2007 07:51 AM ET (US)
[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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