Originally Posted by scarlet
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
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.
2 Hulls Dave