Both will work, but the second one is probably too bright for close-up work. And the triples haven't shone in reliability either. You might want to look at a headlamp if you are going to need both hands free.
You will get lots of answers from the people here. I can't recommend, but the guys here will. All I can tell you is for distance you need a deep reflector, the deeper the better and for a close up flood, you need a large shallow reflector. Actually, for a flood, a spotlight might be better than a flashlight.
@OP - I can't second Don's recommendation of a headlamp enough! Most chores really require the use of both hands and it's simply a liberation when you're able to work on a task without the need to constantly hold a source of illumination with one hand while completing the job w/the other. Even if you were able to rest a light somewhere, the angles that you might have to work with could be a compromise. A headlamp shines exactly where you're looking and there are many that have multi-levels and can be focused for flood/spot.
If that sounds good to you then let us know what kind of budget you're looking at so we can make a few recommendations.
I think a C8 would serve you well for spotting racoons. I am very fond of the KDC8 but it has 5 modes and you are looking for less keep in mind it has memory so it will start on the mode you left it on so you could just leave it on high and use that mode only all the time.
The least expensive way to positively ID raccoons IMO would be with the Smallsun ZY-C10-S. It’s a zoom light but you could just lock it into throw mode if you wanted to.
For flood and working on things I’d agree that a headlamp is the best choice. The light you mentioned is overkill for something like that.
this is the type of unit's i work on the units are about 10 foot tall and 30 foot long and i am looking to illuminate the whole unit for about 20 minutes at a time. from my experience no head lamp has satisfied my needs for light. how does the c8 compare to skyray V2? Thank you so much for the responses Sorry don't know how to resize