Seattle Sports Hydrostar S.O.S. Deluxe Light
Just what I wanted!
Bought my first boat and while getting familiar with the rules of the water I found the requirements for distress signals that needed to be carried on a craft over 16' long. An automatic S.O.S flashlight was mentioned as an alternative to flares/incendiary devices. I am not at all interested in burning the carpeting or upholstery, so the flashlight idea was my preference. I was having a devil of a time finding one though, until I tripped over this one on-line.Now, other than installing the batteries and getting familiar with it, I haven't used it yet. In fact, it's stowed. But I like the features such as the suction cup base with the tether, SOS feature, and strobe light - just makes sense. The flashlight has dual intensities(6 vs. 12 leds) and red leds for night time low-level lighting. The thing is substantial, quite weighty in your hand. Should last for a while.I do have to say that [$] seems a bit exhorbitant, but it's exactly what I wanted.Bottom line is, I'd buy it again...and it won't burn a hole in my interior!
August 20, 2012