I was looking for the brush for my shopvac and, after checking everywhere else, dropped down into the engine room. After fiddling around with a fluorescent light I keep down there and not finding the brush, I decided to take a break from polishing stainless and install strip LED lights in the ER. The boat originally came with two standard-size 12v incandescent lights, which are more like heaters that just happen to put out some light. The LEDs throw a lot of light everywhere and a great upgrade.
There are snap-together strip LED connectors for sale, but I’ve never seen one for the waterproof LED version that can maintain a waterproof connection. I’ll apply clear silicone to the soldered areas to make sure the water stays out.
I’ll need to add another strip at the back of the engine room, where I’ll be installing the fuel manifold soon. But for now, I’m satisfied with the lights and happy I won’t be messing around with the fluorescent one anymore.
Next up in our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Still More Chrome!