Well, it's done.
I eventually decided on a Nasa LED tricolour up top and a separate anchor light which I shall plug
in and hang from the ensign becket on the backstay when needed. I decided on this partly because I reckon 10m up in the air is not the best place for an anchor light and partly on cost.
A couple of years ago I we were coming into Lamlash Harbour on Arran at about midnight and looking for a mooring
buoy. We didn't notice an anchored boat
until we were very
close. It had an anchor light on at the top of the mast
but it was lost
in the shore lights from a distance and well above our eyeline when we got close. If it looks like I shall be anchoring
in open roadsteads I might think again
I've also fitted a Lalizas incandescent steaming light, and side and stern lights are new LED units I bought at a boat
jumble for a fiver each. I've enhanced the seals