Stus-List Electrical Advice?

Leslie Paal lpaalcc32 at
Wed May 15 11:07:46 EDT 2013

Unfortunately there is no way to isolate the problem between a blown bulb or a bad connection in the socket.  Both will read as open circuit; a good bulb and connection should read a few Ohms of resistance. (Cold bulb less than 5)  Make sure you have good, clean connection at the mast base.

Phoenix C&C32

 From: Bill Coleman <coltrek at>
To: cnc-list at 
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: Stus-List Electrical Advice?

I am no electrician, but I would think that (if it is a regular bulb) an ohm
meter check through the positive and negative wires should show connectivity
if the filament is not blown. 

Bill Coleman
C&C 39 

-----Original Message-----
From: CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of Robert
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:39 AM
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Subject: Stus-List Electrical Advice?

After steeping the mast, I hooked up the various lights (running, bow, 
foredeck).    Mast head light did not come guess is a blown 
bulb or the bulb connection could be bad.

I am no electrician but I do have a digital multimeter.  Is there a 
'test' with the multimeter that can suggest that it is a blown bulb or a 
bad bulb connection?

A simple 'yes' answer will not suffice.....step by step explanation 
would be helpful.

I ask this because getting the the top of my mast is a 3 person to up, one to grind and one to tail.  If I know it is the 
bulb, I can plan for a fix accordingly.

Bob Abbott
C&C 32 - 84
Halifax, N.S.

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