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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusMcDoon View Post
    Not a permanent installation, but you can't beat the ambience & colour of the flame from an oil lamp to watch the last of the dusk slipping away.
    Ridiculously impractical.
    My preferred solution too.

  2. #32
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    Clearly I am doing something wrong as my ratio is 99 hours sailing to 1 hour lounging about in the cockpit. Do you guys ever sleep?

  3. #33
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    I know what you mean OP. And I was even considering some vulgar Sunseeker style lights in my cockpit sides at floor level.

    However problem solved with one of these...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bottle-Ligh...+bottles&psc=1

    Put inside your favourite empty bottle and it looks absolutely excellent IMHO, and can simply be lifted up and put on the saloon table when it gets a bit chilly.

    Bavaria 32 GBR4755L "Adastra"
    49er GBR340 "20KSB"/Fireball GBR14474 "Eleven Parsecs"

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    Quote Originally Posted by colind3782 View Post
    I bought an LED "hurricane lamp" on ebay for £8.99. Does the job and looks the part.
    I've been looking at these for our summer tenting fortnight next month. I'd prefer a real oil lamp, but if an LED equivalent gives a controllable yellow glow rather than a cycle-headlight white glare, and if it's built to last and not too battery-hungry, I'd like one...

    ...but there are so many, and so cheap, it's hard to know good from bad. Any specific recommendations from contented buyers?

  5. #35
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    Seldon do an inboom light which I think can be retro fitted but would require a fair bit of work.

  6. #36
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    I fitted boom lighting. They are concealed in the track on the underside of the boom. The difficulty is getting power to them so not a quick install. Bought from Calibra Marine

  7. #37
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    You can get water proof strings of LED xmas lights powered by a few AA cells in a waterproof/splashproof box for a few quid.
    Run for many hours.
    Not bright enough to read a book by, but enough to find your wine glass.

  8. #38
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    Quote Originally Posted by lw395 View Post
    You can get water proof strings of LED xmas lights powered by a few AA cells in a waterproof/splashproof box for a few quid.
    Run for many hours.
    Not bright enough to read a book by, but enough to find your wine glass.
    We have something similar but for garden lights so solar powered. The string of them across the back of the Bimini also tells us which boat is ours in a busy anchorage. On the table we have big wax candles with led candle flames which work nicely with a meal and used to be amusing in a breeze but now everyone knows what they must be.

  9. #39
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    Default Re: Cockpit lighting - sailing yacht

    Quote Originally Posted by laika View Post
    .....



    An oil lamp but hardly "retro"

    https://www.calibramarine.com/giftwa...amps/petrolux/


    Very nice, I got quite excited about this till I found they were asking 350 nicker. :-}

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