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Offline Phantom Jim

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Re: anchor light, 1200 mile trip
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2020, 05:36:35 PM »
My kerosene anchor lamp.  The Fresnel lens makes the difference.
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Re: anchor light, 1200 mile trip
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2020, 05:44:15 PM »
Another view of the three anchor lights.  Masthead: 12v incandescent; Forestay: kerosene lantern; Main topping lift: Davis 12v LED anchor light.
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Re: anchor light, 1200 mile trip
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2020, 08:37:41 AM »
No arguing the Davis is definitely brighter :)
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Re: anchor light, 1200 mile trip
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2021, 11:07:01 AM »
We had one of these on Mona, at the masthead. I don't think I ever saw a brighter anchor light and we had no problem picking our boat out of a crowded anchorage. It had the tricolor and a strobe function as well. Not cheap, but high quality and made in the USA.

https://orcagreenmarine.com/recreational-boat-led-lighting/


That said, I think it makes sense to have some sort of deck level anchor lighting for redundancy. All too often the lights on shore can camouflage even the brightest anchor light. If you have two lights, vertically separated by 30+ ft, one of them is more likely to be seen if the other is hidden.


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Re: anchor light, 1200 mile trip
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2021, 10:23:52 PM »
One thing I have always liked about a low-hung light is that unless in is dead calm, it will move, and that movement, especially if lighting the deck or other gear, makes it much more likely to be seen an interpreted correctly by someone approaching the boat.
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