He does what any prudent captain would do – send the crew up the mast.
We have a large deck light mounted about 2 meters above the lower spreaders. When out sailing a couple days ago we looked up to see the 4 inch diameter bulb hanging outside its mounting bracket and swinging freely, held on by the positive and negative wires.
Once back at the dock it was time to don the bosuns chair. With our dock neighbor Terje of Norway on the safety line, the captain winched Susan up the mast.
The repairs were successful and we were told the view was amazing.