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?
Thanks for the reply Jim. Would you suggest a machine screw or a self tapping?
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
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.