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Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
...Sure enough, I swear the same yo yo is patrolling the harbor with their search light as last year. You can see the huge sword of a beam slicing randomly through the fog in the distance. Whipping back and forth and even up in the air. Maybe they thought a meteor was coming? Then, sure enough, as they got closer, they lit us up like an escaped prisoner again.

I'm already partially impaired by the bloody white light on my dink, which obviously made no difference, now they see to it that I can't see a freaking thing. Next time, I charge the offender with a combat knife and take to their inflatable.
If you have a handheld VHF, maybe you could try hailing him on the radio and let him know that he's causing night blindness. My guess is that he has no clue what a problem he is causing.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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