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Old 04-12-2014, 07:16   #31
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Please, please, please - encourage your buyers NOT to get these? Please? They are the bane of secluded anchorages and are just SO "power boat".

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Old 04-12-2014, 17:42   #32
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Please, please, please - encourage your buyers NOT to get these? Please? They are the bane of secluded anchorages and are just SO "power boat".

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You are a diver? If so very practical. Such lighting can be very useful for night diving in some or the coral reef areas. Having them does not mean the are used all the time.

Useful not powerboat to me.
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Buy a good dive light. Cave divers have excellent lights. Look up www.underwaterlightdude.com or if you want surface illumination there are cheap fishing lights that are car headlights that float with a styrofoam ring


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Old 05-12-2014, 07:58   #34
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You are a diver? If so very practical. Such lighting can be very useful for night diving in some or the coral reef areas. Having them does not mean the are used all the time.

Useful not powerboat to me.
I'm a free diver, but not at night. If these stupid lights help you dive at night, so be it. But I've never seen them used that way. Newer boats that have these things seem to use them only to announce "look at me". Every other cruiser I've been around when these things are seen agrees they are second only in offensiveness in an anchorage to jet skis. And they're usually on when a noisy generator is running.

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I'm a free diver, but not at night. If these stupid lights help you dive at night, so be it. But I've never seen them used that way. Newer boats that have these things seem to use them only to announce "look at me". Every other cruiser I've been around when these things are seen agrees they are second only in offensiveness in an anchorage to jet skis. And they're usually on when a noisy generator is running.

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Hi 2Hulls...
We are definitely thinking about getting them, however, I am so glad you spoke up about this, so that we know to be respectful whilst using them. I would have never thought about that....
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I'm a free diver, but not at night. If these stupid lights help you dive at night, so be it. But I've never seen them used that way. Newer boats that have these things seem to use them only to announce "look at me". Every other cruiser I've been around when these things are seen agrees they are second only in offensiveness in an anchorage to jet skis. And they're usually on when a noisy generator is running.

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This just goes to show how differant we all are. We dont have underwater lights but have seen them in many anchorages. Never once has it bothered us or anoyed us in fact we like them when we aren't star gazing. What is anoying is your music being so loud I cant hear my own music in my salon or jetskiers using the anchored boats as racing pylons, How about the inconsiderate Rodney Dangerfield powerboaters going by leaving big wakes and wrecking a calm anchorage. Anybody ever find a nice spot in a large empty anchorage only to have the next guy in anchor right next to you? Now thats annoying!
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Hi 2Hulls...
We are definitely thinking about getting them, however, I am so glad you spoke up about this, so that we know to be respectful whilst using them. I would have never thought about that....
Well, for sure, to each his own, but why do you want them? To use some of your hard earned power? To have more holes in your hull? Why do you think it's OK to ruin the darkness of an otherwise natural anchorage for everybody else? Why introduce unnatural lighting to the marine creatures?

In some controlled anchorages you are not allowed to have any lights on at night (other than an anchor light) nor make excessive noise due to the impact on marine life. This is the case, for example, if you ever seek permission to anchor overnight at Buck Island Nat'l Monument at St. Croix - which I highly recommend. In some of the National Park mooring fields on St. John overnight moorings are not allowed specifically to avoid any impact from lights.

Frankly, most cruisers eschew these things as unnecessary vanity and on several occasions I've heard VHF requests to "turn those damn stupid blue lights off."

OK, rant off.

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Well, for sure, to each his own, but why do you want them?

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