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post #67 of Old 10-03-2012
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Re: Anchor light

We use a photocell light similiar to the "Guest" as jackdale describes. It came with the boat and already had a tail line attached to the bottom bail. As a newbie to the boat, the first time I hoisted it my attention was focused on it's altitude in relation to the top of the mast and didn't notice that the tail line was now out of reach! It spent the next 3 nights thumping and twisting around the mast and needless to say it held the main halyard hostage until we got back to port, fetched a ladder and untangled the sorry mess. It does work well though and by tying the tail line off on a cabin handrail it no longer bangs the mast or tangles itself in the shrouds.
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