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Old 16-10-2021, 06:35   #1
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Spreader Light Upgrade

I acquired an old 1977 Hunter with the spreader lights not working. Old owners had wires zip tied around spreader poles and during storage would cut wires and reconnect. That seemed dumb. I purchased waterproof disconnects from Del City, drilled connector holes under the spreader lights, put rubber washers in, and ran the wires inside the poles. For the spreader lights (there was a note about them leaking) I purchased toilet tank gaskets which fit perfect inside the chrome housing where the bulb mounts.

Now when I want to remove the poles I just disconnect them!!
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Old 16-10-2021, 06:42   #2
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Pretty work, Mike. You have every reason to be proud thereof. Are the new spreaders LED?
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Re: Spreader Light Upgrade

Looks great Mike.
I enjoy seeing old fixtures rehabilitated.
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Re: Spreader Light Upgrade

Thank You.....I didn't change to LED...Yet.....LOL, I had three working bulbs (one I found at a consignment shop) and figured when they die, I will put LED's in. Easy replacement since I left plenty or wire to pull inside the spreader tube.

They were originally standard aluminum, but I thought it would be nice to paint them since I had them apart. a few coats of primer, then high heat enamel and then clear coat on top.

Now to rewire the ac/dc panel. That's another story... lucky there was never a fire in this boat.

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