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S&S Swan Maintenance - Navigation Lantern
19 December 2015 - 10:39
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Join Date: 27 January 2011
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Navigation Lantern
I like the shape and robustness of the Goiot aluminum navigation lantern on our 411, so instead of replacing it with a modern LED lamp, I renovated it. The body was glass pearl sanded, the o-rings renewed, and the light bulb replaced with an LED from boatlamps.co.uk. I tried to get a new glass (Holophane 1543), contacting both Goiot and Holophane without success, so I continue to use the one I have, which is still watertight but has a crack. Interestingly, the same glass was used for airfield illumination lamps, and you still find used ones on the Internet, colored though.

Christian 411/028 IF

21 December 2015 - 16:02
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Join Date: 30 January 2007
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Chris,
your work is very admirable and I am glad that you keep us informed.
Just as a curiosity: the outer glass of that kind of lamps is, on a smaller scale, shaped like the ones of the lighthouses, i.e. like a cylindrical Fresnel lens.
Daniel, 411/004

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