yea.. used the gen3 tonight on a long sail (well motor) back from Provincetown to Marion, MA, damn are those LEDs bright.. I moved it from the dash/deck to the TOP of the bimini
facing up.. just the reflection of the lights off the sail cover
back to the cockpit
was annoying.. so annoying that the wife piped up (after saying all this time that I was over -reacting) and said that it was way too bright..
Put it in a black wool hat to keep the lights dim..
also .. if you have come out of the cape cod
canal into Buzzzards bay at night...you will know what I mean .. if not not..picture a runway with green and red blinking lights, almost as far as the eye can see.. now add 1 (well 3) more blinking GREEEN lights to the mix... you are trying to watch all the channel markers.. it is pitch
dark.. add an errant, way too bright, additional green light... just messes you up.. you are constantly looking at it..
I put it in a hat (someone else said a sock, etc) but that's what I had on deck
going to keep the gen3 after all.. the features outweigh the safety
issue.. and there is now a $50 rebate to previous SPOT owners to boot..
still think they should recall
it and put a light sensor in, or something to block the lights.
but I stick by my original OP...its a fail, unfortunately. It has to be perfect to be a safety
device. It shouldn't cause its own safety problem
my spot page is here if anyone wants to see the track http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...V9JEHn2cGSJoko