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No cabin lights

Postby john26 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:49 am

Hi,
I have a 26 ft 1966 flybridge.I have never seen another one like her.Everything works except my cabin lights have no power.I have no blown fuses and can not for the life of me find where the line originates.A wiring diagram would be great or a tip on where the cabin light main feed comes in from.I hate to drop the ceiling panels. :o I really need a diagram..
Thanks for any help you can give
John
1966 Marinette 26 Flybridge single 351w
1990 Sea Ray 160
1992 Reef Runner
1984 Oday 23

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Re: No cabin lights

Postby carl » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:12 pm

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Re: No cabin lights

Postby ddependo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Good advise by Carl. Also check for corrosion on fuse block. I use a wire tracer kit sometimes to trace wires.
As far as I know no one has any Factory wiring diagrams.
good luck
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Re: No cabin lights

Postby Rockit » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:16 pm

Cool. Can you post pictures of your 26' flybridge?
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Re: No cabin lights

Postby john26 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:58 pm

Thanks to all for your input.I need to take a low res. pic of the boat , but I just cant get it to a small enough file.I have checked all fuses and its a very primitive system.I have no breaker/fuse box etc. area, one 50a fuse on the engine bulkhead and only a couple of fuses behind the upper and lower helm for blower ,bilge,lights.I have been around boats and old cars my whole life and am pretty fluid with electrical/mechanical environments.The fixtures all have yellow and white wires. I will get some pics up soon of wiring and boat.It seems very rare of a craft..Thanks for helping out guys.This is like pre standardized wiring.
A/C and D/C circuits using white and black randomly.

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1966 Marinette 26 Flybridge single 351w
1990 Sea Ray 160
1992 Reef Runner
1984 Oday 23

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Re: No cabin lights

Postby john26 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:11 pm

ddependo
Good idea. I should of thought of that.I have a tone generator....getting old..
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1990 Sea Ray 160
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1984 Oday 23

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Postby john26 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:57 pm

1966 26' flybridge
Single Screw 351
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1966 Marinette 26 Flybridge single 351w
1990 Sea Ray 160
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Re: No cabin lights

Postby john26 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:01 pm

Sending a tone down the wire did the trick.Cabin lights unmarket fuse upper helm yellow wire to black buss bar.Corroded,did a quick fuse spin and cabin lit up.Wife happy.
Thanks to all.Now onto why my white wires are being use as DC ground and black positive DC....LOL
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1966 Marinette 26 Flybridge single 351w
1990 Sea Ray 160
1992 Reef Runner
1984 Oday 23