Mast Light Refurb

The bottom paint is on, the motor has been tuned up, we have a new slip, new marina, yet Indy site idle in our drive way.  The plan is to launch on next Sunday, a full month later than usual!   Hopefully we’ll be able to make up for it at the other end of the summer.  My brother and his family will be visiting from Ottawa next week, so hopefully we’ll have enough bodies to make it happen!

In the meantime, I’ve been picking away at a few niggling items why we’re stranded in the drive way.  The mast light has never worked.  Mostly because inside the case there was no bulb, and the wire has no DC connector at the end to even get power to it.

Please forgive the ‘artiness’ of some of the pics.  The battery was dead in our little camera when I started, so I had to use Erika’s SLR with portrait lens.  I’m not trying to get all Ansel Adams on you.

This is how it looked, the teak was getting pretty horry as well.

This is how it looked, the teak was getting pretty horry as well.

Underneath the fixture the wood was in pretty good shape

Underneath the fixture the wood was in pretty good shape

A bit of light sanding on the block quickly brings back the brown

A bit of light sanding on the block quickly brings back the brown

After oiling it three times, the wood wouldn't soak up any more.

After oiling it three times, the wood wouldn’t soak up any more.

The fixture itself is quite rudimentary, I tested a new bulb and it worked fine.  Here a bit of sanding and paint.  I used XIM Tile Doc.  I had a little bit left over after refinishing my bathtub.

The fixture itself is quite rudimentary, I tested a new bulb and it worked fine. Here a bit of sanding and paint. I used XIM Tile Doc. I had a little bit left over after refinishing my bathtub.

For some reason |I used Cetol Marine on all of the teak that I oiled as well.  I did with this as well, mostly to keep all the wood matching

For some reason I used Cetol Marine on all of the teak that I oiled as well. I did with this as well, mostly to keep all the wood matching

All done.

All done.

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