Re: [bolger] oil lamp navigation lights
- I want to share some nonsense about government and ship's classification societies regulations regarding oil fired emergency lights:
I was employed with the marine department of a major oil company till 15 years ago.
Till that time, (I don't know the latest if any change has been done). All ships were required to carry emergency oil fired "Anchor light" and "Drifting vessel lights" to be used in the event of a power failure.
By the way, even by knowing to be in violation by not diplaying the proper lights while at anchor or drifting without power, I never recall any one using such lights on the deck of an oil tanker loaded with crude oil, gasoline or avjet fuel.
--- On Fri, 8/1/08, Mungo Jerry <mungojerryus@...> wrote:
From: Mungo Jerry <mungojerryus@...>
Subject: [bolger] oil lamp navigation lights
Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 4:25 PM
Anyone have any experience using traditional, oil fired navigation
lights? I was curious how they stack up with current CG regs.
In that regard, I found a really rather nice source for ships lamps,
wheels, bells, etc at http://www.robinsdo cksideshop. com/index. htm.
Very nice stock, good prices, and some very nice people to deal with.
Theyre internet only, based in the Baltimore area.
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- The smaller hurricane lamp with 1/2" wick works very well and lights up
the cockpit as well. Carry a spare globe and trim the wick to the crown
of the cover encasing the wick.