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Re: Spreader Lights

Kind of what I was thinking: Not such a great idea underway for working on the boat. But, would help to make boat more visible to others. And, need to consider the band...

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Re: Spreader Lights

No one I know EVER sails with spreader lights on

We use ours loading the boat at the dock since we arrive after dark on Friday nights most of the time. Why not see where you are stepping.

Occasionally I flip them on if I go forward while at anchor. Again why not have more light for safety


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We had spreader lights , the only time we used them was for the BBQ at night . They were ugly and with a wire coming out the mast and into the spreader , nasty . Of course they were attached with SS sheet metal screws and that was problem with electrolysis . The replacement was a unit from Defender Marine made from a flexible plastic https://www.defender.com/product3.js...09015&id=66009
Plus it 's LED , I screwed it onto the mast with bronze screws . Bronze is much kinder to Alum . than SS .
And bonus it lights up the BBQ just fine .
When I rewired our mast a few yrs. ago my plan was to have no wiring (except VHF antenna wire) above the spreaders . I got rid of tri colors , steaming light and a strobe , that was a lot of wire .
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We had spreader lights , the only time we used them was for the BBQ at night . They were ugly and with a wire coming out the mast and into the spreader , nasty . Of course they were attached with SS sheet metal screws and that was problem with electrolysis . The replacement was a unit from Defender Marine made from a flexible plastic https://www.defender.com/product3.js...09015&id=66009
Plus it 's LED , I screwed it onto the mast with bronze screws . Bronze is much kinder to Alum . than SS .
And bonus it lights up the BBQ just fine .
When I rewired our mast a few yrs. ago my plan was to have no wiring (except VHF antenna wire) above the spreaders . I got rid of tri colors , steaming light and a strobe , that was a lot of wire .
Thatís the light I have - works great lighting the foredeck and as a steaming light.

Iím curious, do you have an anchor light at the top of the mast?

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I also have that light....as posted above it lites foredeck well.
Have anchor and tri up top.

The spreader lites is simply extra lighting....either like it or not but it can be angled so most of the boat is under lite. Use when needed....like bands etc...
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Thatís the light I have - works great lighting the foredeck and as a steaming light.

Iím curious, do you have an anchor light at the top of the mast?
Hi Andy , right I forgot about the anchor light I got rid of that too . For anchoring at night I have a rechargeable lantern that I can hoist , not that we do much anchoring at night .
Also I got this little roll bar to keep the stay sail topping lift off it .
https://www.defender.com/product3.js...12564&id=66025
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Hi Andy , right I forgot about the anchor light I got rid of that too . For anchoring at night I have a rechargeable lantern that I can hoist , not that we do much anchoring at night .
Also I got this little roll bar to keep the stay sail topping lift off it .
https://www.defender.com/product3.js...12564&id=66025
Thatís a nice piece of kit to protect the foredeck light! Iíve only snagged my once but almost pulled it off the mast.....
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