When setting up your lights, make sure they have plenty of support. As we all know, winter weather can be unpredictable, most of my lights are cable tied loosely to the para chord, so the chord holds all the weight, not the wiring.Paul Whitby, Larus
If you are using light nets, set them up so they are easy to remove. I lost most of mine last year on the first windy night and had to replace them.
But most of all, just set up your lights for the fun of it, the more boats that put up lights the better! It’s lovely to see all the families that visit the marina to see the lights, and to hear their excited comments.
It would be lovely to see many more boats and businesses setting up lights to help create a really great display. Even if it’s only to make it special for the local children, especially after the year we’ve all had.
All vessels small and large are welcome to enter the competition, we can only advise to work with what you’ve got and get creative using the shape of your boat. Some boats opt for an explosion of colours, whilst some keep it sweet and simple, there’s no right or wrong way, we just suggest keeping an eye on the weather forecast and making sure your lights are fully secured.
We all know how stressful this time of the year can be, so if you’re stuck for Christmas gifts, we’re surrounded by a cracking selection of boutique shops to suit all tastes and budgets, take a look at Milford Waterfront’s gift guide for some festive inspiration.
Show off your crafting skills and get into the Christmas spirit with Milford Waterfront’s Christmas card design competition. With 4 age categories this year everyone is welcome to enter, although glitter isn’t mandatory it’s very much encouraged (sorry parents!).
If you would like to participate in this year’s annual Christmas boat dressing competition, please let us know by Friday 11th December.
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