But you have answered the question: "How many sailors does it take to change a lightbulb?" Answer: "One clever one with a 6 foot ladder." Seriously though, there has to be someone out there who makes a replacement bulb that will fit. At some point I also want to go to LED but $30 for a light bulb seems a bit steep at this point, especially given that my current needs don't kill my battery. Anyhow, thanks for the great story and good luck!