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  1. #21
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    So flashing blue red and green are just fine if emanating from the disco of a cruise ship at sea, but prob not on a yacht anchored in Portsmouth Harbour!
    I could live with the lights if I had to, it's the noise that usually accompanies them that gets me

    Where can I get a small surface/surface missile launcher?
    Steve
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  2. #22
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    Quote Originally Posted by newtothis View Post
    That's gonna smart! :-)

  3. #23
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    I like the old paraffin lamp appearance but not the risk of one of my wonky knots coming undone in the night and setting light to the deck. Got round to thinking how easy it would be to modify an old lamp but then found these on Ebay. Cheap and cheerful no doubt but I wonder if it's waterproof:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lloytron-...h/264246891964

  4. #24
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    There’s really not a lot of support for the idea that the place where the all round white light can best be seen is the masthead.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    There’s really not a lot of support for the idea that the place where the all round white light can best be seen is the masthead.
    A bit like those pointless, black, round, flag-halyard twirlers peeps place in their foretriangles when anchoring in areas known for stuffy harbour masters

  6. #26
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    A white fender strung up just below the steaming light is surprisingly effective.

    Not too high and moving and twisting about.
    It is never too late to have a happy childhood. Buy a boat.

  7. #27
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    Thanks to everyone contributing to an interesting discussion.

    I like my big old fashioned Davey cone burner oil lamp on the forestay because it cannot be mistaken for anything else, but it’s one more job to rig it so I have used the masthead light if really tired, but I don’t trust it.
    I remember you mentioning that that this kind of light has a touch of yellow in it.

    When I come across a light like this on the East Coast it is normally a barge. Not been wrong yet.

    A mass of lights like this is probably a OGA Rally.
    It is never too late to have a happy childhood. Buy a boat.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    And in daylight, a dead tyre in the fore triangle is an infallible sign of a Thames Barge at anchor...
    Last edited by Kukri; 03-12-19 at 15:31.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJoe View Post
    When at anchor, we ALWAYS have 2 all-round white lights, one at the masthead and the other at eye level on the foredeck

    We think it's better to be seen
    I like that. I normally only use one at low level but will consider the masthead as well in future.

  10. #30
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    Default Re: “Where it can best be seen...”

    Quote Originally Posted by Uricanejack View Post
    hung from the forestry by a rolling hitch round the furled foreskine.
    Not sure that will give you a good nights sleep

    I have found a battery powered LED lantern hung low in the fortriangle to be fairly painless.

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