I ordered a couple LED running lights from Bebi Electronics to replace the incandescent bulbs in my masthead tricolor and anchor lights. I went with a “Masina Malosi” warm white light for the tri, and “Owl” bright white light for the anchor. With just a little effort I should be able to drop these into the original Aqua Signal fixture. I’m pretty excited about the power savings. I also found Bebi to be really great to deal with, and their prices to be pretty stellar, so I’ll probably convert the rest of my running lights to LED if I don’t encounter any issues with these.
I have been agonizing a bit over inflatable dinghies. My requirements are: as big as I can handle, probably around 10 ft and 80-90 lbs; and maximum stowability, since I prefer not to keep it inflated on deck most of the time. Probably I’ll end up with something with a high pressure air deck (more stowable). It’s looking like I’ll probably go with PVC instead of Hypalon for cost reasons: I haven’t found any Hypalon boats in Singapore that are priced remotely reasonably, but there are a few PVC boats that are remarkably well-priced. I’ll have to be sure to keep the boat well-covered in the sun. The leading contender right now is probably the Silver Marine 300AD, or alternatively the Silver Marine 275AD, both of which I can buy in Singapore pretty reasonably. I also need to do a general servicing of my outboard; most importantly some gaskets need replacing.
Dodger window work has been proceeding at a slow pace. Grind, sand, epoxy, grind, sand, epoxy. Hopefully almost done.