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09-14-2006, 11:24 AM
Last week my restored Lyman was entered in a boat show and went thru her first judging. I lost points because the light switch on the dashboard was a "modern" one. It was just a simple marine grade push-pull switch from West Marine.
The judge said there are "antique" switches available but didn't know where. Anyone know where I can find a 1950's period switch?
09-14-2006, 11:40 AM
maybe you don't need the switch....many of the same knobs have either 1/8th inch shafts or 1/4 inch shafts and a single setscrew.....use the old knob with the modern switch......depending on the year, most of those switches were off the shelf to start with...if you have a photo of the original switch.........maybe we could find one....
09-14-2006, 10:23 PM
The old switches were likely Cole Hersee -- the Cole knobs will not fit the West Marine switches. Or, send me an email -- I'm sure I have some Cole Hersee switches around.
09-14-2006, 11:15 PM
if they are Cole Hersee they are likely available from McMaster-Carr...
09-14-2006, 11:32 PM
I bought some Cole Hersee from Jamestown Distributors
09-15-2006, 02:42 PM
...I looked at my Jamestown catalog and a Southern Crown one as well and the switches look just like the one I have, except my knob is plastic while the Cole Hersee's are plated brass.
I have a similar looking switch on my other (newer fiberglass) boat and the knobs are interchangable. Anyone know if merely switching these would put me into compliance?
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