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handn posted 10-27-2007 08:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for handn   Send Email to handn  
My anchor lights work but nav lights don't. The switch is a two position rocker. I am pretty sure my problem is the switch. Is the switch a generic one or a Boston Whaler part? I am hoping I can order from West Marine or buy the switch off the counter somewhere.
jimh posted 10-27-2007 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
As far as I know, Boston Whaler has never manufactured their own electrical switches. They typically use electrical switches made by other suppliers. If you give some more details about the model and year of your boat, it may be possible for others to help recognize exactly what switch you are talking about and recommend alternative sources.
Chuck Tribolet posted 10-27-2007 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
If it's a rocker, the odds are pretty good it's a
Cole-Hersee part, DPDT center-off with a pilot light. There
are a couple of other vendors of compatible switches.

As jimh asked, what boat? and a picture would be really cool.


handn posted 10-29-2007 11:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
Thank you for your replies. I have a 305 Conquest. The rocker switch is one click on for anchor ight and the next position is for anchor light and navigation lights. There is a a red light in the middle of the switch that indicates that it is one. It is exactly the same switch as was on my 2000 23 Conquest. The switch matches up with all the other switches on the panel.
handn posted 11-08-2007 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
Here is a post script. The problem wasn't the switch. It was a loose contact on the back of the switch panel and corrosion in the starboard light bulb fixture.
The switch panel problem was apparent because a contact was sticking out and the problem was easily solved by pushing the contact back into the switch. I have had the light fixture problem before. A little salt water gets inside the fixture and makes short work of the wiring. Apparently the port fixture is water tight as I never have the problem there. I will order a new fixture from Whaler.
The sea is not friendly to wiring and electrical conections.
Chuck Tribolet posted 11-08-2007 11:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Put some silicone electrical grease on the new fixture.


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