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Stern Light for 61 Capri

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Peter McBratney
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Stern Light for 61 Capri

Post by Peter McBratney » Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:23 pm

I am nearing the completion of the rebuild of my 1961 Capri. I have a new light pole and top ight plus the original base and components. However, the black plastic insert with the brass sleeve is damaged, as can be seen in the attached photo.

I am unsure how the connection was made between the light and the black insert brass tube. Can someone please explain this?

Is it possible to get replacement parts?

What hold the pole in the socket when underway?

Help appreciated

Peter, Adelaide, Australia
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Re: Stern Light for 61 Capri

Post by drrot » Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:39 am

Peter,
The parts are hardware store items. Tubing and delrin. Gravity holds the pole in. That's why they are often missing.
Jim Staib
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: Stern Light for 61 Capri

Post by Peter McBratney » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:30 am

Thanks Jim

Seem like no real mystery. I will make it work with what I have. However, I think I will engineer a smart screw in pin to keep it in place. They cost too much to lose.
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Peter

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