Final preparations now for the continent include extra navigation lights. Since the boat was built it has always had port and starboard lights (red & green)
Mine are like these
This is how a boat of Avalons size should be lit at night or poor visibility
Because we don't expect to move much at night or in poor visibility the use of these lights will be limited, so I decided to make them easily removable. They are attached with powerful magnetic mounts.
360 anchor light
Stern light (bolted down)
I have replacement LED bulbs on order for these new lights.
And the final prep is extra pins. I could buy them but making them is far more me.
I suggestion from my friend Graham (Contented Souls) about extra strong hold mooring pins, I have made these.
Why? Because there are some very big and fast commercial barges on the continental waterways of Europe.
Like this and bigger