{Stus-List} Anchor rode buoy/marker? - crowded anchorage

Frederick G Street fred at postaudio.net
Wed Jun 24 12:24:30 EDT 2009

When I had the vinyl lettering made up for our boat name and hailing  
port, I did the letters in forest green (to match the canvas), but  
then outlined them in a reflective gold.  Dinghying back out to the  
anchorage in the dark, we just sweep our flashlight around the boats  
and it's really easy to tell which one is ours -- the retro-reflective  
vinyl pops like crazy.

Fred Street -- Minneapolis
S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- Bayfield, WI

On Jun 24, 2009, at 9:20 AM, Sam Salter wrote:

> On a similar vein;
> when I was in the BVI's last December it was almost impossible to  
> find our boat out of the 20 or 30 moored in any bay on any night.  
> Motoring back in the dingy (...after a few gin & tonics - I'm a  
> Brit; it's traditional!) everyone had one anchor light at the top of  
> the mast and all the boats looked the same in the pitch black. After  
> a couple of nights motoring around the moored boats trying to find  
> ours I started to leave the running lights on. Big improvement;  
> although perhaps not kosher! When leaving the bar, the only boat  
> with red & green was ours!
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