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Recommend flashlight

Postby rocklobster on Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:15 am

Does anyone have a favorite flashlight they use on their boat?


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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby knotflying on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:01 am

One that works! :lol: I have several for different applications. LED types are brightest and better on the batteries. I have a couple of small ones placed at various spots, helm, v-berth and at table. I also have a head strap one for working in those dark places on the engine etc. We also have a small lantern type when at the table at the dock or other application. One never knows if their anchor light may go out for some reason. Always figured I could strap the LED lantern to the mast or rail. Better than nothing.
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby Dale777 on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:26 am

Same as knotflying, I have small led flashlights all around the boat along with a waterproof headlamp. For spotting markers after dark, I have an oustanding rechargeable handheld li-ion spotlight:

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/streamli ... ecordNum=5

This is the same one that my USCG Aux neighbor uses and swears by.

I do not find the built in Ranger Tug spotlight to be useful.
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby aculverwell on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:21 am

I like this LED when working in tight quarters (which seems to happen a lot!):

https://www.amazon.com/CT10300-Pocket-O ... flashlight

Since it is small & magnetic, it is easy to stick it to something and aim it at the work area.
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby Cutwater28GG on Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:34 am

Fenix makes some good ones.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AHB7O7E/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Amongst others this is damn bright and excellent.
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby quinsky on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:12 pm

After some research I bought the West Marine 555 Lumen waterproof spot light on sale for $60. For on board work I would recommend a headlight with a red night light. My old head light sucks so I just ordered a Black Diamond Spot headlight from Amazon. It has a red night light which I think is useful. I chose a battery powered head light vs rechargeable because I have too many gadgets that are rechargeable :D
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby Crewdog on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:17 pm

ditto to all.

we also carry an assosrtment of cyalume light sticks, and a flashing led safety puck.
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby SgtAlf on Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Pelican Flashlights are great, some models are waterproof

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i ... SBB2QWLS9G

Princeton Tec makes good flashlights and headlamps, some models are dive rated in case you have to work under water.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i ... flashlight
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby Aadudley on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Seems like we all have favorites. Check out thevLife Gear LED Flashlight with Glow Handle, Emergency Flasher and Storage Compartment, RED. Here's what is so cool about these lights. 4 way lighting = LED white beam, LED beam and colored emergency strobe, LED colored emergency strobe and just plain LED colored emergency constant glow. I must have 6 or seven of these. 1 red, 1 green and one clear for on the boat. If we ever loose all power we have all the required port starboard and anchor lighting for the emergency. 400 hours on 3 triple A batteries. Best part ...... I bought 5 of these on a close out for $30. You can find them on Amazon for $10 each.

If they fall in the water, they light up. :geek: No these are not the high end flashlights like the Pelican but guess what, they fly off the shelves quickly. Pun intended. LOL

https://www.amazon.com/Life-Gear-Flashl ... B004D2Z1A0
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Re: Recommend flashlight

Postby Aadudley on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:49 pm

Seems like we all have favorites. Check out thevLife Gear LED Flashlight with Glow Handle, Emergency Flasher and Storage Compartment, RED. Here's what is so cool about these lights. 4 way lighting = LED white beam, LED beam and colored emergency strobe, LED colored emergency strobe and just plain LED colored emergency constant glow. I must have 6 or seven of these. 1 red, 1 green and one clear for on the boat. If we ever loose all power we have all the required port starboard and anchor lighting for the emergency. 400 hours on 3 triple A batteries. Best part ...... I bought 5 of these on a close out for $30. You can find them on Amazon for $10 each.

If they fall in the water, they light up. :geek: No these are not the high end flashlights like the Pelican but guess what, they fly off the shelves quickly. Pun intended. LOL


https://www.amazon.com/Life-Gear-Flashl ... flashlight
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