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Old 06-24-2019, 09:48 PM   #21
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OK, I've found a good source for the reverse polarity light (part#11521), but need other buyers to make it work.

Wesgarde carries the SoLiCo 3450-4-50-19314 for around $4.50 each, but the minimum order is $100. So, I'd need at least 11 other folks (assuming you're like me with two AC shore power legs, so two lights) to make it work.

The lights would be available around the middle of August 2019. I'd have them all shipped to my place and then I'd ship them to everyone with no 'handling' charges. You'd pay for the lights, a fraction (based on how many folks are getting them) of the initial cost to ship to me, and whatever it would cost for me to ship them to you via the USPS. I'm not looking to make any money on this - I'm just looking to replace my own lights at a reasonable cost (i.e. WAY below the minimum order cost).

If anyone is interested reply here and we'll see if we can get enough folks interested. Tell your friends .
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:38 AM   #22
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Count me in - if the part can be mailed to my address in Ontario. Also please let me know how much and how I can send the money - including shipping.
Thanks for your efforts - itís nice to still be able to get parts for a 19 year old boat.
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I assume that none of these will work?:

https://www.defender.com/category.js...328&id=2290033
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I assume that none of these will work?:

https://www.defender.com/category.js...328&id=2290033
Looks like those are all individual lights ... the one for our boats is a single unit, two lights and connections for the hot, neutral and ground wires. See the pic in my 05-10-2019, 12:39 PM post in this thread.
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shrew the 120 volt one will work just fine in putting them in the old rectangle lights, that is what I used and what I did.
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With only one 'partner' here, doesn't look like a starter --- I'm gonna post over on the Maxum FB page to see if I can drum up more support.
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I would be interested. My lights are facing fast...
Thanks for doing this.
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Thanks for doing this.
Thanks ... after two weeks of postings here and on FaceBook, I've only been able to get requests from three other people.

Hoping the word will spread and we'll be able to pull this off - but right now things aren't looking too good.

I'll probably give it another two weeks and see if more folks show interest. If not, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to find an alternate solution.
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Only picked up one more person on FB who wanted the light, so I'm afraid it's just gonna be a lost cause. I'll give it another week to see if anyone else jumps in.
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Does the manufacturer have a list of customers that they sell too? If they're manufacturing the widget, they have to be selling the widget. Maybe find someone who is already buying the widget and buy it from them instead??
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Does the manufacturer have a list of customers that they sell too? If they're manufacturing the widget, they have to be selling the widget. Maybe find someone who is already buying the widget and buy it from them instead??
I did ask the person at Wesgarde that question, and the parts we would be 'pulling from' are excess from an order that a manufacturer ordered (Wesgarde buys in bulk too, and the manufacturer bought slightly less than the 'lot' Wesgarde is buying to fill their order) so the short answer is no, wouldn't be able to buy it from their customer.

I think I'm gonna go ahead and buy one of the single lights you mentioned and see if I can jury rig them into the old holder. Will need to figure out the wiring.

Alternately, and I'm not sure if it would work (or if the lights would just be dim) David Campbell on the FB page recommend using the 250v version of the lights.
https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/bo...volt-red-green
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