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Navigation Lights

Discussion in 'Smaller Boats' started by mikehammond, Aug 12, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. mikehammond

    mikehammond

    Joined Aug 8, 2017
    7 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter H26
    Un Lake Hartwell Lake Hartwell, SC
    I have owned a Coronado 23, Catalina 25, Catalina 27, and a Cape Dory 30. All have had the steaming and anchor lights. But I cannot find them for my New (To Me) H26. As a matter of fact, I don't see a single light on the mast. But there are breaker/switch's for the anchor and steaming lights. Doe the H26 come with these lights on the mast? Or will I need to run a light up the main halyard?
     


  2. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,553 posts, 32 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    one fixture at the top with two bulbs.

    one forward for the steaming light
    one forward and one aft for anchor
     


  3. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,553 posts, 32 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
  4. Regular Guy

    Regular Guy

    Joined Jan 18, 2014
    231 posts, 14 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Palm Coast, FL
    Mike,
    Here two pictures. Navigation and anchor light on mast top. Steaming- and deck light on mast.
     

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  5. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,769 posts, 953 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Mine is so far straight up that it's hard to see except from an angle.
     


  6. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,163 posts, 196 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    Steaming light's supposed to be 225 arc forward... the 360 all around light for anchoring can be anywhere that is adequately visible.... the boom end or foredeck halyard for example. The point is you can attach a wired or battery powered steaming light with a Velcro strap to the mast... or simply hang a lantern from a visible point on the boat.... should you not want to deal with running new wires up the mast in the immediate future.
     


    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
  7. Dennis Kitchen

    Dennis Kitchen

    Joined Jun 4, 2004
    329 posts, 80 likes
    Hunter 23.5 and 25
    US Bolivar, Missouri Stockton State Park Marina; MO
    Rick has it right. Same set up on my 23.5.
    Dennis
     


  8. Doug J

    Doug J

    Joined May 2, 2005
    1,041 posts, 38 likes
    Hunter 26
    US San Diego, CA
    I believe the boats came with a Perko Fixed Mount Combo Masthead All-Around Anchor light, like this.

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    The owners manual depicts the same light.
    Mast Wiring.PNG
    Mike, are you saying there is no light at the top of your mast? Was it removed for some reason? Is there a wire with connector coming out of a hole at the base of the mast?
     


  9. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,802 posts, 352 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    Doug J is correct that all the water ballast boats came with the Perko Combo light. The forward bulb for steaming and both bulbs on acting as for anchor light. It appears the combo light on the Hunter 26!is missing for sure
     


  10. plenny7

    plenny7

    Joined Oct 3, 2014
    103 posts, 37 likes
    Hunter 33.5
    US Minneapolis & Lake City, MN
    Wait until dusk, flip the switches and see what comes on.
     


  11. Hafa

    Hafa

    Joined Jan 24, 2017
    28 posts, 12 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US CNMI Saipan


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  12. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,163 posts, 196 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    I didn't see a mast/steaming light feature... which is one of the original poster's interests.
     


  13. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,802 posts, 352 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    Joe;
    On the inside DC panel is an on-off-on switch.

    If there is no light at the top of the mast, where or what happennend to it.
    If a switch or breaker on the panel is shot, you can order it from any supplier but it is made by Sierra and on the breaker, note the amp.
     


  14. mikehammond

    mikehammond

    Joined Aug 8, 2017
    7 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter H26
    Un Lake Hartwell Lake Hartwell, SC
    Thanks for all the posts. This is what I've came up with. I do have the Perko at the Masthead. Which isn't working. And the combo on the forward Pulpit is there but only the Green is illuminated. The Red isn't working. There is no steaming light midway on the mast. They just didn't install it. Kind of a bummer and I don't understand they're thinking, since it is a required navigational light. When I drop the mast I'll have to make the repairs and add the steaming light. The interior has LEDs..... so I would have thought there would be LEDS for the Nav lighting... but not. But I'll add as needed. Thanks for letting me have all the info. You guys are a great help indeed!!
     


  15. Doug J

    Doug J

    Joined May 2, 2005
    1,041 posts, 38 likes
    Hunter 26
    US San Diego, CA
    Mike, the Perko is a double light. One bulb forward/steaming, one bulb aft. When both are on you have an anchor light. You probably just have burned out bulbs, or dirty connections.

    Recommend marinebeam.com, I got these below (current controlled) for my running lights, very bright. I want to replace the festoon bulbs in the Perko at the top of the mast with LED's, but when I tried to remove the old bulbs, I couldn't get them loose, didn't want to break them since they still work.
    • 1 x 30-LED 42mm Cone End Festoon - Mini-Max (FS-42-30C)
      (Output Color: Warm White (bi-colored lenses))
    • 1 x 30-LED 42mm Cone End Festoon - Mini-Max (FS-42-30C)
      (Output Color: Cool White (anchor & stern lights))
    Checkout Marinebeam website, they have a video demonstrating the importance of using current controlled LED's.
     


    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
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  16. Dave Groshong

    Dave Groshong SBO Staff Staff Member

    Joined Jan 25, 2007
    1,156 posts, 33 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Seattle


  17. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,553 posts, 32 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    The light on the bow has one bulb.

    The light at the mast head I bet does not work because of the deck connection. clean the contacts and the socket then try a meter and see if you have power at the socket.
     


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