A backup for the backup
Sadly, the portable anchor light, that in the past, I have sang the praises about, has passed on.
Since the masthead anchor light on Frost had stopped working, and we have not had the time, or a calm enough anchorage to climb the mast to deal with it, we have been using our portable light, which I in no way think is less effective than the masthead light. On the contrary, it’s probably better. It was definitely the brightest light in the anchorage, and set up at deck level, was very visible to traffic.
After noticing that it was not working the other day though, I invested some time in trying to troubleshoot it. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful. I was able to piece together another portable LED light from parts that I found on board, a backup to our backup. I also found replacement bulbs for the masthead light. Hopefully, if this extra blustery weather ever abates, and we take the time to climb the mast, all that we’ll find wrong with the main light will be a blown bulb. Fingers are crossed.