Originally Posted by downeast450
I like being able to "announce" my presence when a busy channel is suffering from low visibility. Having a 2 hundred K cp beacon flash on is more effective than the bow mounted running lights. Time to move them to the top of the mast.
I hope you don't "announce your presence" by shining your 2hundred Kcp light cannon onto other boats. If your running lights are in good working order, I don't need any special announcing of your boat, thank you very much.
Nothing is more annoying than carefully feeling your way into a tricky channel, after having taken great care to preserve your night vision, and then getting blasted by a moron with his gazillion candlepower light. Usually it is power boaters who are sitting in their air conditioned cabins, are probably watching TV on the side, and cannot imagine that you can work in an environment that is darker than a well-lit city street.
You know it takes 20 minutes to regain night vision after such an event, right?