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Travelling down the ICW
Ok, is it just me, or do the cans/nuns grow darker and darker as your age wears on? At nightime, that is. We end up having my 6 year old point them out for us half the time.
As long as we have been boating, we have travelled down the ditch like every other sailor at night: Watching the radar, keep shinning the handheld light ahead, etc. But every time I pull the trigger on that light it inevitably hits some part of the bimini, blinding us for a moment, then we lose our night vision and end up having to use the light more, etc, etc.... one of cruisings little frustrations, I guess.
Now, at the risk of making my boat look like a freighter, what about:
Mounting a spot light forward like many of the motoryachts use? Not one of the huge ones, one about the same size/draw as a handheld? What about some kind of fixed-mount spot light on the stanchion in front of the jib? You could switch it on/off at the cockpit.
Now, why wouldn't that work and has anyone else thought of this/done it?