Mast Chandelier

Published date: July 17, 2011
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

I read a few articles and posts suggesting the Anchor light should be lower to the water line, especially in more congested moorings, or in my case around fresh water fishermen with their heads down. Makes sense to me, so this is what I came up with. First I added two of Defender's cheapest Mast Head Lights set parallel Port and Starboard and wired to a single circuit; overlapping 225 + 225 degree from each is now my anchor light. Next I added three LED license plate lights from SuperBrightLEDs.com below the three Mast lights as deck lights. Last I replaced the Mast light bulbs with Festoon LEDs also from SuperBrightLEDs.com. The whole thing draws less than the single incandescent of the original Mast light and cost less than a mid-range LED Anchor light. I cheated a little by running four strand trailer wire through the cabin up the mast making sure to tin the connections. Pictures say the rest.

Published by: kelseydo


Model Year: 1996
Photo Caption: Wiring inside the original Mast Light

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