This time it was David, a local and he did a fine job. We decided to give ourselves a break from the suiting up in the rigging-up-the-mast-gear and watch someone else instead.
The first item of business David did was replace our Garmin wind vane that has been taken off before by birds.The last time this happened I think was in 2014 and Debbie went up the mast and replaced it.
that we purchased in the US.
David said the socket for the bulb was corroded and would not last. Seems like it is time for a new Aqua Signal light fixture. At any rate he replaced the bulb and it is working again. It is really too high to be of much use and the radar dome shadows it from the deck but it still helps.
It would be nice to mount something on the mast under the radar tower. Possibly a LED spot light for a for deck light. We would need to hijack say the loud speaker wires but they are connected to the VHF Standard Horizon GX2150 Matrix+ radio that we purchased. A bit complicated for now.
Getting new wires down the mast and to the nav station is a bit much for now.
We are installing two LED blue strips facing forward on the solar panel that is on top of the dodger. We will use these for deck lighting while sailing\working on deck at nght. They will also serve (dimmed) as anchoring lights for pangas to see us. We are in the process of installing them.