- May 17, 2014
Any recommendations/ sources for an LED anchor light on the C-310?
I bought a LED replacement for the incandescent bulb two years ago. There was a lot of corrosion on the wires. The incandescent bulb was dim, indicating resistance in the wires. I cleaned them up as much as I could and installed a new fixture. My hope was the much lower current draw of the LEDs would allow it to function. LED never worked. I measured 13.5 volts at the top of the mast on Thursday when I removed the non- functioning LED. I took the LED home and connected it to a 12VDC car battery. No lightI have had bad luck with replacement bulbs and eventually just replaced the whole fixture with one designed for LED.
I tried both polarities when trying it out in my garageMy rigger replaced the anchor bulb with LED when he was up replacing the wind sensor and the steaming/deck light. Don’t remember what he used, sorry. It’s worth it to me to let him deal with those things up the mast.
Some LED bulbs are polarity sensitive, especially the less expensive ones, so swapping the wires may get it to work.
In mast furlingBC Bernie - do you have an in mast furling or traditional main sail? Additionally, do you have a link to where you purchased the ascenders? Thanks and really like the narrative.