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RL24 Masthead Anchor Light
Good evening,

I just wanted some input as to what anyone has used as an all around white light on their RL when they are anchored?

Ours only came with the "steaming" light so I will need to jerry rig something for an all around light.
Sterling Wall    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 Masthead Anchor Light

When we took ours over from Greg, he was using a C powered version


Literally pop it into an rod holder when at anchor or splice it to somewhere visible.

Having said that, im not certain of the battery life of it. I think you would have to change batterys every 24-48 hours. Its on my list of things to do a land base trial run of.
Owen    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 Masthead Anchor Light
I tested our version of the above with AA's in a AA to C adapter. 3* AA's gave over 48 hours of light continuously left on. Will see what rechargables give.
Owen Bowey    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 Masthead Anchor Light
This is perhaps more applicable to RL28s. I know the all round light should be at the top of the mast but I find when anchored in the Bay, the boats most likely to need to see us are tinnies and a light up there is pretty useless to them. So I hang a fluorescent single tube trouble light on the backstay about as high as I can reach. The light is long enough that it can be seen around the mast and only draws 8W. It's probably not legal but it is more effective when anchored than the masthead light. A waterproof 2 pin socket in the cockpit behind the electrical box provides the power.
Keith Merkley    Edit    Delete 

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