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Old 17-12-2013, 05:15   #1
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Weems Yacht Lamp Junior or Large?

Would love to get one of these for Christmas. Curious if you have a weems and Plath yacht lamp and how you like it.

Does the smaller one give off enough light above a cabin table for dinner ?

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Old 17-12-2013, 05:50   #2
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Re: Weems yacht lamp junior or large?

I'd go with the large one
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I have the small one.....I don't use it, it's a nautical toy. The large one though works.
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Re: Weems yacht lamp junior or large?

I have a small one and use it. The light creates a nice ambiance in the main cabin at least my wife thinks so.
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Re: Weems yacht lamp junior or large?

I'd go for large. Do you plan on using it outside? I used the junior for about a year of cruising. The jr doesn't hold enough oil and is real finicky in wind over 10 knots. It also gets real hot.
If you plan for it to be strictly inside check out the Atlantic lamp. Cheaper, brighter light, and stays cooler. I actually take my Atlantic out in the cockpit an put it in the cup holder, as long as the wind isn't over 5 ish it does fine.
Whatever you get, make sure the replacements are available. West marine sold a lamp that does not have a replacement chimney, crazy, even scouring the web, buying three ill fitting chimneys, I finally gave up.

Hope that helps. I love my oil lamps, hope you find one you like.
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Re: Weems yacht lamp junior or large?

the larger one does not get as hot as the small one.. i like mine. i have larger ones in my master cabin
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Re: Weems yacht lamp junior or large?

Any differences in the oil you use ? Do you have a favorite ? is there am oil like beeswax that is not petroleum based that works in the lamp ?

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Re: Weems Yacht Lamp Junior or Large?

liquid paraffin is best
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Re: Weems Yacht Lamp Junior or Large?

I use a $15.00 walmart hurricane lamp outside, great in the wind, looks cool, easy to fill with just about any oil you like and wicks are easy to install and cheap to replace. It has gotten a little rusty but I think it just improves on the looks.....
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Depends on the space you're planning on using it in. Some areas the large one is needs too much vertical space once a smoke bell is added. The Aladdin lamps are the best in my opinion but I haven't seen a gimbal for one.
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Re: Weems Yacht Lamp Junior or Large?

Update...we bought the large. It is not bright enough to read by. Nice as a courtesy signal or for candlelight ambiance.
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