Anchoring LED bow, stern and amidships lights - amidships blue LED light wiring functional - 2018

These deck\anchoring lights are ready to light up
These lights are on the Kyocera Solar KD-135GX 135 Watt 12 VoltSolar Electric Panel on top of the dodger.

We are still helping a friend and are not sleeping on the boat (s\v Elegant'sea) so we have not tested them yet. Any wiring we do we like to be there for at least one full cycle of tests before leaving the boat. 

January 2018  -  Tied up in the El Cid Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
You can see the switch and fuse here.
  We do not have any of the heat shrink or even the non-heat shrink red 22-18 gauge butt connectors.
They seem too hard to find here now so we are finishing the wiring enough to make the lights functional. We just did the wiring that is left, from the photo sensor to the switch and twisted the wires together nd taped them with electrical tape. Also we did this from the switch to the fuse and from the fuse to the power source, the buss down n the lazerett. Later when we get our parts (our friends that we are house sitting for (medical emergency) are bring us some goodies we ordered from the US) we will do this correctly. We also have a water tight connection we got from the photo sensor that we will add to this. That way we can remove the solar panel if need be and everything comes off with it. All this is under the solar panel.

Now there is a matter of wire tying it up and testing it out. We will post the test results and pictures of the lights at night soon. 
 Our first passage out of Mazatlán, Mexico is to San Blas, Nayarit which takes sailing at least all day and all night to get there. For that reason we want these lights working to better help us on deck at night.

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