Originally Posted by fresh water
Where to get correct cabin lights for a 1980 323 parson. There are 7 on my boat
"Correct" is a poor choice unless you're maintaining a museum ship.
If the fixtures are shot your best move is to replace them with LED fixtures. There are lots of choices, choose one that is about the same size and that will produce enough light. The 5 watt ones will illuminate a large area brightly, the 1-2 watt ones are suitable for small areas and locations that don't need bright light. As posted upthread the dim red/brighter white combinations are nice, I have one.
The problem is that these fixtures are typically around $50 each. They are time consuming to install.
You may find it prudent to purchase
new LED bulbs for your existing fixtures and make minor repairs
if necessary. You will cut the power consumption
by about 5:1, the lights will run cooler, and you can just use epoxy
and to hold the LED bulb in place, if necessary, since the light will not get as hot as it did previously.