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I've only taken the torch out on the club RIB 3 times since I've had it, but all three times it's been knocked 'on' in my kit bag. Luckily it's a net bag so it's easily spotted and turned off again.
I'm thinking of finding/making some sort of neoprene/similar cover for the head to use to prevent the button being knocked when it's out on the RIB.
Fast forward to end of last year / early this year when I start looking for an umbilical torch and I looked into Greenforce, but they seemed to be more expensive / lower spec than other options around the £500 mark. No doubt they are still a good product - those three club members still use the same torches as far as I know - one certainly does and is only now considering a replacement battery pack - and the modular element is interesting - but (without knowing a great deal about them) they seem not to have evolved a great deal whilst more manufacturers have brought similar products out around them.
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Me too... Live in Downpatrick.
You're welcome to try before you buy too!
Greenforce do a good job.