|The requirement to display a black sphere as an indicator that a vessel is
at anchor was causing a minor amount of delay and even more concern about
even further cost when it was realized that with the aid of a 13inch
dinner plate, a pencil, some PVC sheet, a jigsaw and some black paint we
could have just the right item for almost nothing.
Two 13inch discs were cut from the white PVC left over from the Sail
Locker project and a radial slot were cut in each so that the two discs
could slide together at right angles. They were then given a couple of
coats black enamel and a lanyard was threaded through both discs to hold
them together. Finally a toggle was fitted to the short end of the lanyard
to allow easy attachment to the signal halyard.
Of course it just had to be tested ....