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Headlight, horn and bilge pump switches

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Does anyone know if the rocker caps come off these switches for cleaning? Mine have had so many spiders underneath the contacts need a good clean but I don't want to force the caps off and break them.

 

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I wouldn’t try it but no, I don’t actually know. They will probably clean up great with WD40 and a small paint brush. 

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48 minutes ago, MartynG said:

Carling switches, I believe

You can get a tool to pop the tops off 

https://www.seabridge-marine.com/Carling_Switch_cap_removal_tool/p2023673_11305852.aspx

or just buy new switches

 

 

I am just amazed,

 

 

 

 

is there no question that cannot be answered by a CWDF member?

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1 minute ago, LadyG said:

is there no question that cannot be answered by a CWDF member?

Yes, this one! Oh! 

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2 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

Is that a rhetorical dot? 

it is

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1 hour ago, LadyG said:

I am just amazed,

 

 

 

 

is there no question that cannot be answered by a CWDF member?

 

Indeed. The power of the internet. 20 years ago when I lived on my first boat, if you wanted to ask a question you could ask a neighbour on the towpath and that was about it. 9 times out of 10 they were wrong. These days you just put out a question, get an instant answer or start a discussion, and at the end of it you'll have some answers and can make your own mind up. You can also go onto YouTube and see how to do practically any job. Isn't it great.

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1 minute ago, blackrose said:

 

Indeed. The power of the internet. 20 years ago when I lived on my first boat, if you wanted to ask a question you could ask a neighbour on the towpath and that was about it. 9 times out of 10 they were wrong. These days you just put out a question, get an instant answer or start a discussion, and at the end of it you'll have some answers and can make your own mind up. You can go onto YouTube and see how to practically any job. Isn't it great.

20 years ago, when we first started living aboard, if we had access to a boating forum like this, I expect we wouldn't have bought a boat. We blundered in blind and made it up as we went. 

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33 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

20 years ago, when we first started living aboard, if we had access to a boating forum like this, I expect we wouldn't have bought a boat. We blundered in blind and made it up as we went. 

Yes, I did the same thing

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48 minutes ago, blackrose said:

 

Indeed. The power of the internet. 20 years ago when I lived on my first boat, if you wanted to ask a question you could ask a neighbour on the towpath and that was about it. 9 times out of 10 they were wrong. These days you just put out a question, get an instant answer or start a discussion, and at the end of it you'll have some answers and can make your own mind up. You can also go onto YouTube and see how to do practically any job. Isn't it great.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, blackrose said:

Does anyone know if the rocker caps come off these switches for cleaning? 

To save you from dying of boredom, skip to 6 mins on that video above to see how the rocker pops off. 

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I took one for the team and waited for something vaguely interesting. 

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1 hour ago, WotEver said:

To save you from dying of boredom, skip to 6 mins on that video above to see how the rocker pops off. 

 

Thanks, if I "pap" off the rocker switch like that it will go straight into the river!

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8 minutes ago, blackrose said:

 

Thanks, if I "pap" off the rocker switch like that it will go straight into the river!

Remove the panel and do it inside the boat ...

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3 hours ago, TheBiscuits said:

Remove the panel and do it inside the boat ...

Thanks, I was actually joking. Should have used one of these. ?

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  7 hours ago, LadyG said:

is there no question that cannot be answered by a CWDF member?

Yes, this one! Oh! 

 

>>>>

 

Warning, Russell's paradox territory. If you answer Yes, then you have answered the question and so you should have answered No. If you answer No, then all questions can be answered, but you have answered No and so must have identified a question that cannot be answered. Sorry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber_paradox

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3 hours ago, Scholar Gypsy said:
  7 hours ago, LadyG said:

is there no question that cannot be answered by a CWDF member?

Yes, this one! Oh! 

 

>>>>

 

Warning, Russell's paradox territory. If you answer Yes, then you have answered the question and so you should have answered No. If you answer No, then all questions can be answered, but you have answered No and so must have identified a question that cannot be answered. Sorry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber_paradox

....but that is all about a barber shaving himself. That's easy to solve. He gets another barber to do it. Siiiimples!

In the CWDF case, if 'no' it becomes a triple negative so that's not very positive at all.

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9 minutes ago, Dr Bob said:

In the CWDF case, if 'no' it becomes a triple negative so that's not very positive at all.

The only answer is not to answer. Oh, I dun it again. 

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13 hours ago, MartynG said:

Carling switches, I believe

But I would have expected them to have Black Labels!

 

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You could also muddle them up and put them back in a different order, which should confuse anybody else who ever sters your boat. ☺️

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1 hour ago, alan_fincher said:

But I would have expected them to have Black Labels!

 

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You could also muddle them up and put them back in a different order, which should confuse anybody else who ever sters your boat. ☺️

 

Yes, I suppose I could change the battery monitor feeds around so they don't know which bank is the start and domestic, or change the Morse connections around or even put the prop on back to front. That would be really confusing!

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6 minutes ago, blackrose said:

 

Yes, I suppose I could change the battery monitor feeds around so they don't know which bank is the start and domestic, or change the Morse connections around or even put the prop on back to front. That would be really confusing!

 

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