SailNet Community - View Single Post - Installing a bow floodlight
View Single Post
Old 03-19-2013
jrd22's Avatar
jrd22 jrd22 is offline
Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,877
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
Re: Installing a bow floodlight

I see quite a few sailboats with permanently mounted spot lights on the bow, seems like practically every boat from Alaska has one (or more). Most are mounted on the pulpit in a variety of ways, the most popular seems to be the teak or starboard platform mentioned above. Makes a lot of sense here in the northern latitudes if you do a lot of boating during the dark months. I would use a remote controlled light that you can pan from side to side and up and down as needed, that is what we have on our power boat and it's invaluable on a dark rainy night. Installation is pretty straightforward, doesn't require a lot of power and the control is waterproof so you can mount it in the cockpit. There are some low profile designs and I think I would make a cage over it to prevent lines from snagging it.
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook