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Mar-07-2008, 01:04 AM #1
WARNING! Telescopic stern light failure
If you have a telescopic stern light like this:
be aware that the wires inside can pull free and stop the light from working.
Mine is a bit over a year old and the light started to flicker, + wire at the lamp pulled part way out of the crimp connector so I reattached, soldered (thinking to myself, what a shitty design, springy coiled wire constantly pulling on the crimp connector with no strain relief) and it worked for a few trips.
Well, I launched at 1am last night and,,, no stern light again! WTF, the other end of the wire, at the socket, ripped off their soldered connection. After 1/2 hour trying to fix the POS I was able to fish the wire out of the 1/4" hole, strip it and shove the brass contact back into the plastic plug, trapping the wire and making connection.
Not only frustrating, but it could pose a safety problem if it happens while your out on the water.
Mar-07-2008, 02:01 AM #2
Mar-07-2008, 07:23 AM #3
dittoGod is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.
Mar-07-2008, 08:42 AM #4
What were you doing launching at 1:00 AM? I am assuming based on your info your in Vegas....not much going on at the Lake Mead at 1:00 am, except in the coves!!
Hows that water level doing these days...I lived there for 18 years....remember the days when we watched the water flow over the spillways....what a sight!!Authorized dealer for all of your marine electronics needs
Mar-07-2008, 08:50 AM #5
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