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Old 07-21-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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on my 1996 scr 2400 I am still learning new stuff - I have an anchor light switch that lights up when turned on - but do not see an actual light around the anchor...guess I don't have one? where would it be and can it be added? thanks
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Moved from an existing thread in electronics to its own thread in General.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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Is the white all around light on the 2400 fixed-mounted, or is it a plug-in style post? The anchor light switch lights the all-around white light without lighting the green and red running lights. The Running lights (probably marked 'Navigation (Lights)' on the dash) will light both the green and red nav lights along with the white all around light.

Obviously, if the all around white light is a plug-in model and not plugged in, you wouldn't see it lit when the switch is turned on. However that is a series of guesses on my part. just a couple thoughts.
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It is a plug in mount for the all-around light. so that is the "anchor light" then. no actual light near the anchor. thanks
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It's the light you leave on when at anchor so you don't get run over.
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Thanks I needed some time to make that connection. Now I can work on installing an light to illuminate the Anchor!
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I recommend you take a boating class as they teach you this and all the other safety regulations.

Stay safe and enjoy.
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Why do you need light on the anchor? One rule of thumb in boating is to be secured for the night way before the sun goes down.

My rule is to be secure 2 hours before sunset. So I can watch to make sure I have a good set. Dragging an anchor in the dark is no fun.
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The term anchor light is a all white light that must be visible to all other boats in a 360* arch when the boat is anchored.

Displaying any other white light is a violation and ruins your and near boats vision at night.
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I know this is an old thread, but my 2nd-hand Maxum came without the all-white plug-in anchor light on a pole. Is there anywhere that sells these? Hopefully it can be shipped internationally, but just finding one would be a start.
thanks for any advice, - Ian.
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