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Maintenance Q & A — October 2004
By Capt. Ken Kreisler

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PMY Tries... Responder Submersible Flashlight

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You can never have too many flashlights aboard. Even if you keep one in your stateroom, another in the galley, a third at the helm, and of course one in your engine room, if the lights go out, it’s soothing to know that one is close at hand.

Koehler-Bright Star’s Responder line of flashlights includes several models that could prove useful should such conditions exist. I tested a three C-cell Responder that is submersible to 30 feet and, according to the company, can withstand a 30-foot drop on concrete. (A rechargeable model is also available.) I hung my flashlight off the dock in 12 feet of water, and while I didn’t drop it from 30 feet up, I did mange to let it hit the deck several times. On both accounts, it kept right on shining.

The rest of the lineup includes the Mini that easily slips into your pocket, the Toolbox with lightbender and red lens fittings, the Pocketlight that is submersible to 100 feet, the Responder that’s also good to 100 feet, and a Submersible pocketlight that the company says will stay lit to a depth of 500 feet.

Pricing and further information is available at (570) 825-1900 or by visiting —K.K.

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This article originally appeared in the September 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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