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Old 15-03-2016, 00:02   #16
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Re: New Technology - Feedback appreciated!

Originally Posted by uncle stinkybob View Post
The box has been defined by regulation, thinking outside of that box endanger's your boat, your crew, and every other vessel you might encounter at night.
^ This.

Also: do you really want to look like a Christmas tree at night?
Even with just the reflective striping & nav lights I have to fight the urge to hang a few bulbs from the boom ...

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Old 15-03-2016, 04:33   #17
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Re: New Technology - Feedback appreciated!

I'll disagree. I think you are implying that the light provided by the sail directly mimics a navigation light. Would you consider an entire flopping (or taught) panel of red or green sailcloth (or maybe a nice yellow), glowing gently, to be a confusion as to the markings of a vessel? I'm thinking of preventing close-in collisions, not a means of acquiring the vessel at a distance. But again, I am wondering if this has some relevancy and trying to imagine an application beyond what prescribed navigation lights would signal.


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