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Classic bow chock and running light in 130 and 150
|Author||Topic: Classic bow chock and running light in 130 and 150|
posted 06-10-2005 12:52 PM ET (US)
I was wondering if by any chance anyone with a 130 or a 150 have tried to install the classic bow chock running light of the new Montauk or Nantucket in one of them in exchange for the standard running light. I think the classic bow chock running light fixture gives the boat a really nice touch and it should be offered in the 130 and 150 as well. I think it would not add that much cost to the boat and the classic/legend look will be a lot better. Plus, the classic fixture looks stronger and better quality that the standard running light. Any thoughts?
|Tom W Clark||
posted 06-10-2005 01:04 PM ET (US)
No question but that the classic style bow light and chock would look better on the 130 and 150. It would be an easy conversion, especially on the 130 as there is no bow cleat to interfere with the installation as there is on the 150.
Of course Whaler does not offer them because they cost more money and the new boats are all about cutting costs to keep the price low, which Whaler is being very successful at.
It would take little for the owner of a 130 to retrofit the classic bow light and really this is probably the simplest solution.
posted 06-13-2005 09:37 AM ET (US)
I have a 2001 130
The bow light is a piece of junk...
It gets damaged buy people stepping on it, gets damaged by the anchor line...not very waterproff and subject corrosion.
As Tom has stated Whaler has become good at making things cheep...also the light switch is a piece of junk .
I think the classic light would be a great idea,the only problem would be if you used the classic light with the chock and base...the lip on the classic boat is different than the new ones and might present a problem in drilling the two holes and locating the two pins.Alos the rubrail on the the new boats is much thicker and may be a problem and would probably have to be cut.
posted 06-13-2005 11:53 AM ET (US)
I have a 2000 13 Sport (very similar to the 130's) and I agree the bow light is a piece of junk. Mine has already been replaced once. I was at the local dealer the other day and noticed a much nicer SS bow light on the 150 in their showroom. I don't remember now if it had a chock or a cleat or what, the the light looked like something that belonged on a Boston Whaler, not this dime store junk that currently graces my bow.
posted 06-16-2005 05:58 PM ET (US)
Roy...you are right the bow light on the new 150 sport is a excellant quality light.
It has a round cast base to accept the anchor line rubbing on it...the round bow light mounts on top.
This light could easly be used on 130 sport.
I would question how it mounts to the deck because of the stress put on it by the anchor line.
Also looks like a expensive light.
posted 07-25-2007 09:35 PM ET (US)
OK so the bow light on my 2002 130 just bit the dust.
Can these P/N be found with out waiting weeks?
In the Seattle area anyway.
posted 07-31-2007 12:39 PM ET (US)
You responded to a very old thread, but I put the 150 Sport bow light on a 130 a few years ago (before I moved up to the 150) It only took about 1 week to get the parts at my local dealer.
Very nice upgrade, after ruining the original light by rubbing the anchor line and chain on it.
I wanted the original light ahd chock assembly, but was told that the wiring outlet would not line up propperly, and the original fixture will not cover the current mounting hole locations.
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