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Re: what size wire for new anchor light?
Using a standalone LED lantern, or one wired to your boat's electric system, hanging in the foretriangle (about half-way up) is more visible in an anchorage. A masthead light can be seen a long way off (especially on a fifty-foot mast). However, anyone tooling around near-shore is much more likely to notice a light a bit lower down. This is particularly true on a misty/foggy night. At anchor, it's usually more important that other can see you from < 500 yards as opposed to 10 nm away. A lantern will also illuminate the foredeck a bit, making checking the anchor rode, et cetera, that much easier.
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