1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

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1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

Postby ChrisCav63 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:32 am

HI CCABC Friends

Recently purchased this boat, but have no idea what this gizmo is. (Bought through a 2nd party, they didn't know either)

It sits in front of the helm, goes into the cabin above the headliner and heads towards the starboard side. Looks like a cable of some sort but its frozen. Haven't figured out where it ends.

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Re: 1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

Postby Captain Nemo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:27 pm

That looks like it is a control for a searchlight that was mounted on the cabin top at one time.
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Re: 1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

Postby jfrprops » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Like the captain said....surely a spot light twist handle.....one of the cheaper models...likely not a "one mile ray" brand.
You can find one of those on Ebay.

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Re: 1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

Postby ChrisCav63 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:33 pm

Thanks All

Surely had me stumped. Searchlight is long gone so don't see the need to replace. Too many other things to work on.

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Re: 1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

Postby Captain Nemo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:57 pm

Sometimes it's better to delete things to make things simpler. K-I-S-S method- keep it simple stupid,.
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Re: 1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

Postby tkhersom » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:02 am

This is what the search light mechanism looks like on the bigger cruisers.
(the piece above the bell.)

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Re: 1964 Cavalier 26' Futura-What is this??

Postby jfrprops » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:17 am

American Beauty....and what a beauty!

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