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Stern pole wiring

Post by Tknapp » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:30 pm

I have a 1967 25' sea skiff sportsman with a stern pole that I can't seem to get wired correctly to turn on. It has two wires from the pole that go through the stern pole bracket and attach to two wires behind the back seat. No matter which way I connect them, it will not turn on. The stern pole does not seem to have a bulb housing that can be dismantled to see if the bulb is burnt out. Anyone have any ideas of what will work? Thanks.

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Post by JohnKadimik » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:40 pm

Got to be a way to get at the bulb. More then likely it's the bulb. Picture?

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Stern Pole wiring

Post by Tknapp » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:51 pm

John, here is the picture. There is a rivet in the banding that encircles the glass globe. It does not twist off.
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Post by quitchabitchin » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:07 pm

Do you have voltage on one of the wires with the switch on? I'd check that first. Then I'd give the lens a good hard twist. I think it should unscrew.
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Post by JimF » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:09 pm

It looks like that may be one of the lights that has a snap ring that holds it all together. With the light upside down, look under the lip, just below the rivet, (which may be a repair item). If there is a ring, you need to carefully pry it out without damaging the fixture and then the ring and the lens should come off to allow you to replace the bulb.

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Post by JohnKadimik » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:54 am

Jim is exactly right. I have a feeling the snap ring is gone, and the rivet is a quick fix until the bulb burns out.

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Post by Jim Godlewski » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:07 pm

Here is a photo of the assembly from my 56 Sportsman. The snap ring that you are missing is not shown. You need that instead of the rivet.
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1956 17 Sportsman CC-17-2310
1930 Model 100 7152
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