My Favorite Spotlight

When you are out sailing you need a spotlight that is strong and bright.  You will need it for overnight sails or just finding a place to anchor after dark.  If you are sailing after dark you may need to shine the spotlight on the sail to get another ships attention.  Sometimes, you just want to see what is next to the boat.

We have tried many different spotlights and none were as light and comfortable in the hand or as bright as this one. You do not want it to be uncomfortable in your hands or too heavy. You may have to hold it up signaling a freighter for hours.


There are many advantages of the Rayovac Virtually Indestructible  Spotlight.  As the description states, this is the light that’s always on.  It takes 6 AA batteries.  Because it is LED,  it lasts for at least 8 hours of constant use. I left it on overnight and it was still bright.

Reasons It is Best For Sailing

This spotlight is 670 lumens bright with a 440m beam distance.  You will be seen by other vessels.  It has an energy saver mode for when you don’t need it especially bright.  This mode is 80 lumens at 164m.  Using this mode the spotlight will run for 40hrs.  There is a lock on the handle so you can’t accidently turn it on and run the batteries down. The wrist strap will prevent you for dropping it overboard.

You are on a boat after all, so you want the spotlight to be waterproof.  Not only because of rain and waves,  but so you can take it below the waterline.  It can be submerged into 1 meter of water and will remain waterproof for up to 30 minutes so rain is no problem.

This light was even drop tested at 15 feet and still survived.

These reviews are not paid for in any way. Our opinions are not for sale. If we don’t like something we will tell you why.


InstantPot Review

Everything on a sailboat needs to be small, compact and portable.  If possible you want it to serve more than one purpose.  This is where the InstantPot  comes in.

Quick Meals

Especially,  when we are docked and able to plug into the marina electric, an InstantPot is a great cooking choice.  It does not create as much heat as cooking on a stove.  It can’t boil over or splatter. You can cook a whole meal in 15 minutes.  You have one pot to wash.  Not to mention this little pot does more than pressure cook.  It is a crockpot, yogurt maker, rice cooker, and steamer.  If you use your boat’s electric for the Instantpot,  it only uses 700watts as a pressure cooker.   It perfectly fits the description of compact and serves more than one purpose.  You can join a facebook group on cooking with an Instantpot  or you can buy one of many cookbooks.

Clean Up

The internal pot is made of easy to clean stainless steel.  That makes clean up a breeze.  With a small  3 quart Instantpot  you can cook for two without having to deal with leftovers.  Remember refrigeration is limited on a boat.  You can’t have stacks of  leftovers.