Originally Posted by Badsanta
But in no way is the white lense of a tricolor a mast head
The tricolor is used only under sail.
The mast head
light is used only under power and is to be above the bow nav lights by several meters and turned off when under sail.
You are correct. I made a mistake when reading the Navigation
Rules last night, and did not carefully read the very material I was quoting. Thank you BadSanta for correcting me. The internet
was out of commission until this morning, so this is the first chance I've had to post.
So, to the OP, my statement that the white portion of the tricolor is our masthead light was obviously in error, and please disregard it. However, to your original question, the tricolor does a very good job of illuminating the windex when under sail.