Aft Navigation Light on Seat

Published date: March 6, 2013
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

The only drawback with mounting the water heater of off the stern rail seats like I did (see my Hot Water Heater mod) was that it blocks the aft navigation light. I thought it would look much better if I moved the navigation light to the center of the swing up captains seat, of course that meant a different type of light would be needed.

I cut out a whole to mount a relatively flush navigation light and ran the wiring down the inside of the seat where it can not be seen. I used a shielded twisted pair wire for durability, it enters the hull near the hinge, where I made a water tight seal.

I cleaned up the old navigation light mounting area and installed an electrical service connector in its place. This connection can be used to remotely turn on/off the water heater master switch, and also feeds the "arm" status, which drives a light in the cabin - so I know that the instant on hot water heater will fire up if we open the hot water valve at the sink.


Published by: u12fly

Model Year: 2006
Photo Caption: Close up of the light installed in the cockpit seat

Picture of the aft end of the boat after painting

Here is the connector mounted where the old nav light use to mount


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