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1988whaler posted 07-10-2008 12:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for 1988whaler   Send Email to 1988whaler  
I have an 1988 Boston Whaler Outrage boat. I am looking for the just the lens or the entire [lamp fixture for the combined red-green sidelights]. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Buckda posted 07-10-2008 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
You are in good company. These red/green sidelight navigation lamps were made by Wilcox-Crittenden and are no longer in production. I know of one person who has a spare set, and he is sitting on them for use with his boats if needed.

I'm not going to say it is impossible to find them - because nothing is impossible, but there is no well-known source for NOS or new fixtures to replace your OEM equipment. If you DO find a source, buy the remainder of the stock - you won't be sorry. You can sell them here in about a week.

The last price I saw for a complete set, NOS, still in the box, was about $199.00.

I recommend seeing if your mechanic knows of a boat bone-yard where you might be able to call and see if a salvage Whaler comes in - you can salvage those fixtures from that hull.

Good luck.


jimh posted 07-10-2008 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This is really not an electrical question. However, it seems to be a popular topic. This is the third discussion begun in three days asking for advice on locating component parts of out-of-production navigation lamp fixtures. This tells me it will have to become a FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION answer.
jimh posted 07-10-2008 10:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This discussion points to a couple of retailers that have a few vintage lamps currently in stock, but they do not appear to be manufacturing new parts. --Oh, wait a minute, that's the same poster asking the same question in another discussion! Please, do not post the same article to multiple discussion areas.

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