While you have the mast on the ground, why don't you consider adding a small white LED array at the base of the Windex (assuming you have one), that is wired in parallel with the masthead nav lights. That way, when underway at night, you can just look up and see the wind
direction easily. The black Ty-Raps both hold the UV resistant cable loom and keep birds from hanging out at the masthead. Click on the picture to enlarge and see details.
Also, if you use a double pole double throw rocker switch for your navigation
lights, you can choose whether to operate your nav lights in Power or Sail modes. In the Power position, the deck
nav lights, the steaming light and compass
light are on, in Sail mode, only the masthead tricolor and the compass
lights are on. You need the double pole switch to activate the compass in either position without turning on the other lights.