Originally Posted by robert sailor
The front nav lights going on the blink is very common as when beating that area gets lots and lots of salt water
. Often there is a joint with a plug
around the pulpit but if not its probably wired direct to the lite itself and often secondary wires are then run thru the pulpit stainless tubing to the other side. Pull the cover off the navlite and turn the power on to see if you have power coming into the fixture. If you have the inside connectors are probably all corroded which you might be able to clean up or if it's bad enough then they will need replacing. When you get everything working again buy and install a masthead nav light, it can actually be seen on the open ocean but your lowers are handy for close in work
. When the nav light that's first in line for power goes out it takes the second one out with it.
Thanks for this - I have removed the fitting and cut off the spade connectors - no voltage. The cable does run through the pulpit on the port side then down into the anchor locker
and runs though a hole I can see in bulkhead with I assume the windless cables
(can see this when I stick my head
in the anchor
well) I think it must be behind the padded bow section at the foot of the bed
? I assume I can take this off?. The cables
do not appear near the water
tank via the inspection hatch
under the bed
so must run though the side somehow + do not appear in the bow head
side access either.
Sorry for the long reply but agree there must be a join somewhere as both the bow and stern nav lights have different cable to what is in the main switch.....stern light is fine.