Finding your boat at night in an anchorage

From Lin and Larry Pardey:

“Unfortunately, with so many boats relatively close together, it was hard to decide which light was ours. A few nights after we arrived, a new boat came in to take the mooring just aft of us. As we were carefully wending our way home from another evening ashore, rowing careful through the mile-long maze of boat after boat, my flashlight picked up two bright orange blazes. As we came closer I realized the owner of this neighboring boat had used sticky-back reflective tape and put a foot long strip on each side of his masthead and also on his dinghy davits, which extended beyond the stern of his boat. My regular D-cell powered flashlight picked up the reflection from this tape from almost half a mile away. A great idea to help you find your boat at night.”