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Quick night light...

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Sure it been done before but this takes a couple of minutes to be up and running. The ‘fins’ on the light are softish plastic that a thick sewing needle will pass through. I used linen thread to sew it to the hat. I tried the other night on a dark estuary and the gig boat out practising spotted me from a comfortable distance. The light has eight modes. Two of these are continuous so should cover the legal thing. Ok, you look a prat, but it is dark after all.


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Looks a good basic light. I use 2X Joltron M4 divers Strobe light one on the point of the Bow and one on the point of the Stern.

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Sabre13 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:46 am
Looks a good basic light. I use 2X Joltron M4 divers Strobe light one on the point of the Bow and one on the point of the Stern.
But these come at another price....
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For sure but you can't put a price on your life.

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Sabre13 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:25 pm
For sure but you can't put a price on your life.
If that is the case, reconsider kayaking on the sea.
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That isn't a price it is a risk. Big difference between the two.

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So If you drawn, you don't pay a price..?
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If you buy a seriously cheap warning light that is not classified as being waterproof and it rains heavily and or you roll the Kayak and the cap comes off and the light stops working then no one can see where you are and a boat runs into you. You might then at that moment think I wish I had bought a helmet with a chin strap and some classified waterproof lights as I am paying the price for not doing so.

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If that is the case, you should not be on the water at all, day or night.
Agree with you equipment comes at a price.
But without skills...
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Question, do you throw a million dollars at "problems" or not. Having kayaked for 4 decades and been at sea off and on for 7 decades on the "smell of an oily rag" and used skill or situation awareness, I'd use the cheap option.

Those without skill or experience and plenty of money, maybe a different option?

Waterproof? I certainly wouldn't be out at night in rough conditions or rain. And what about the spare torch in the deckbag?

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No i don't throw a million dollars at a problem I bought 2xJotron divers strobe lights of Ebay for £35 New unused. I adapted i use common sense that if you limit the risks the less chances of something serious will happen. Cheap is ok for a short time but if you can upgrade and by buying on places like Ebay off Kayaking season you can upgrade cheaply but sill get quality. I also started Kayaking and diving 4 decades ago if I didn't Kayak in the rain in the Northern Isles i wouldn't be out very much
I don't know everyone's Kayaking/Sea experience on this forum but i can guarantee that the Jotron strobe lights that are made for purpose will out live a cheap non waterproof strobe. Common sense.

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No doubt about the Jotron flash lights, and you bought them at a great price.
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