portable anchor light - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 02-27-2003
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 216
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
maestro is on a distinguished road
portable anchor light

I''m looking for an inexpensive (well... not poor quality) removable anchor light for my 22 footer. I really don''t want to install an anchor light permanently at the top of my mast and run wire down it if I really don''t have to. Any suggestions ??

Mike C.
s/v "Maestro"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-27-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Stan S is on a distinguished road
portable anchor light

Look at the Davis mini amp mega light. low power, plugs into lighter, 2 miles visibility. Bought mine from sailnet.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-27-2003
pirateofcapeann's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
Posts: 373
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
pirateofcapeann is on a distinguished road
portable anchor light

On the Jesse Boyce I use a “Little Camper” oil lantern. It cost less then $10, and works like a charm! There’s no drain on the batteries. It holds a flame all night even in windy conditions and it’s as traditional as you please! While all of the others are flipping switches, I’m hanging my lantern in the shrouds! In the early evening, if we’re sitting around the cockpit, the lantern sits atop the main hatch to give us some light.

A friend of mine gave me a “nice” Weems & Plath Yacht Lamp a few years back but that patent thing tossed less light then a good wooden match! I eventually tried that for an anchor light but it had too many issues for the job so I went back to the Little Camper and passed the W&P on to the next victim!

Pi
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-28-2003
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
fourknots is on a distinguished road
portable anchor light

Get the Davis. Very small amp draw and turns on by itself.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-01-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: on the water
Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Jasper Windvane is on a distinguished road
where do you buy a small oil lamp?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-01-2008
erps's Avatar
the pointy end is the bow
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,064
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
Half the sailboaters in Desolation Sound were using Home Depot solar powered landscaping lights this summer, me included. $19 for a pair. Brighter than an oil lamp, set it and forget it all summer long.
__________________
Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-01-2008
mtboat's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: somers, montana
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
mtboat is on a distinguished road
Walmart....14.95 for 4 solar yard lights.I put two in the cabin and two above. Then forget them.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-01-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Of course, if you decide to go the Home Depot solar light route, and you get hit, you're probably going to get sued and lose. The requirements are that the anchor light must be visible for 2 nm...
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-01-2008
jimmalkin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: MVY
Posts: 232
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
jimmalkin is on a distinguished road
I am a huge believer in oil lanterns hung 6 feet above deck from the headstay rather than a masthead light. Lights at the top of the mast can get lost in the stars and people entering anchorages in the dark are generally searching the water at eye level for hulls of anchored boats. Three years ago a commercial fishing boat motored out through Point Judith RI Harbor of Refuge and dropped his trawling arms. Took out the mizzen and rigging of a ketch anchored in the Harbor of Refuge. The falling mizzen mast almost killed the sailor as he scrambled out the companionway to see what the hell was going on. Captain of the fishing vessel told the USCG that he mistook the masthead anchor light for the lights of a plane...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

White Rabbit
Vineyard Haven
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-01-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
I guess that captain didn't see the big stick under the light.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
portable propane stove rbtpfe9 Gear & Maintenance 11 11-02-2004 02:58 PM
Portable Air Conditioners SailinJay Gear & Maintenance 4 07-22-2004 04:54 PM
Good Portable GPS bdkorth Gear & Maintenance 17 02-11-2003 02:22 PM
Boat Portable Refrigeration Stede Gear & Maintenance 5 11-22-2002 12:38 PM
portable blender on cordless screwdriver-Where find? JHodor General Discussion (sailing related) 4 01-31-2002 06:43 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:27 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012