cheap kayak anchor lights??

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Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:57 pm

Hi I saw this in Bunnings yesterday. It looks like the beginnings of an anchor safetly light. its really light It uses 3 watch batteries. comes in different colours.very bright and uses and LED for illumination. running time of 200hrs( i'll check that). most important its less than 5 dollars. Looks like it wont cause any problems on existing flag masts either.

whats your views :headbang:
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Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:53 pm

:y: :y:
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Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Looks good but is it water proof and can it be seen for 2 nutical miles. :^) :^)
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Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:07 pm

Making it waterproof should be easy. My last safety light was a home made job with a %$ arlec 7 LED torch and garden solar light and lots of Selley's :lol: stil works but no place for it on my prowler. I used to attach it to a PVC pole that went in the rod holder.

Regarding to nautical miles :geek: I think lots of kayak folks dont have any anchor lights due to the silly prices suppliers are charging. I saw a stainless rod with an anchor light at a boat shop fo 50 bucks and you can pay anything between 80 to 200 $ for just the light for a kayak. I'm not saying that the flare is the right thing but better than nothing.

BTW Energiser has also released a flare, this week it is on sale at pak and save for 5 dollars. This flare can work as a torch, flare and even has a half duty cycle(emergency mode-blinks ;) and the silver fern :rofl:

although it looks disturbingly similar to a...
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Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:54 pm

light sabre???
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:36 pm

I tried it out this weekend. I'm very staisfied with it. The OK Flag didnt seem to be affected by the flares weight.

when I got back to land the flare Seemed to be a hit amongst the ladies :lol:
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:22 pm

They both look good for a cheap and easy solution, and yes the 2 nautical miles thing would be good but this is better than nothing in the short term for sure :y: I'll head to Bunnings this week and see if I can find one.
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:10 pm

I am guessing it does not need to be too bright to be seen 2 miles away in the dark. A small amount of swell can make that rule redundant any way I would have thought as the light disappears and reappears on the horizon. I saw the little ones at bunnings and nearly bought an armful to be used as disposable lights until the wife spotted me and asked me what I thought I was doing :worried: .
Anyone know how much light you need to be seen at that distance?
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Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:03 pm

The flare of a cigarette, can be seen from five miles on land.......

I got one of those LEDs from Viking, {and are probably elsewhere.] push the button and the whole thing lights up, 1 or 2 more pushes on the button and it strobes/flashes. Very powerful magnet too so if needed can be attached to hat/clothing. Also got a light very similar to the light saber but claims to be waterproof, still working........
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