The Forespar ML-2 combination deck and bow light system mounts on the forward part of a sailboat mast. Assembly includes a deck light to illuminate the foredeck for crew forward and a steaming light to signify a sailboat under engine power.
The ML-2 light features a durable molded polymer housing assembly with an adaptable wraparound mounting apron to accommodate virtually any mast surface curvature. For 12V systems.
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Bow Light meets Coast Guard requirements for yachts up to 65' LOA
10 Watt Bow Light Bulb is easily replaceable (WN-211).8 amps
Deck Light features identical to ML-1
Provided with 6" of triple-lead wire
Weighs 7 oz., measures 5-3/4" vertically
New molded body
Available in black finish only
The ML-2 light has been completely retooled to provide better access for bulb replacement. At the same time, the deck light/bulb assembly has been greatly improved with a new prismatic reflector for enhanced deck illumination.
Flood & Spreader Lights
are both lamps on this product LED?
The bulbs are Incandescent.
JD Tech Team
What hardware should one use to attach this Forespar deck/steaming light to aluminum mast - Rivets or SS screws? Size? If screws, what lube/noncorrosive protectant?
I would use screws and Tef-gel.I removed all fitings on my mast and basicaly found no corrosion.Ease of removal also.My mast is painted btw.Also wrong grade al.rivet will corrode
Thanks for the reply Jim. Would you suggest a machine screw or a self tapping?
top of unit gets knocked off regularly
I had the combo light installed on the mast for a 31' trimaran. The unit lasted 2 weeks before a flapping halyard took off the top lens. I've read other reviews where the same problem is mentioned. New lens can be had for $16 and $16 shipping. The light works well, and does have separate switching, but what good is it on a sailboat if it can't stand up? Forespar makes a "chafe guard" for $50 you can put over it to protect it from line damage. Wish I had known that first. I'll try wrapping the lens onto the housing with multiple layers of tape to see if that can get me through a season.
I replaced the bottom bulb with a 3 watt led. It lights up a good part of the foredeck, and the draw is so little I can leave it on when I go ashore.
didn't cut it!
The design promises a lot. I still don't understand how it can have separate switching.... After a few years on the sea the entire unit has siezed up. I had to soak the whole thing in WD-40 to get it open. In the upper unit, the O-Ring had broken and the inside became encrusted in salt. The reflecting foil is now scored and dull. Not sure if it can be salvaged.