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Old 01-01-2012, 14:12   #1
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Anchor Lights

Is it legal to use a kerosene anchor light? They've been traditional for centuries. Would someone get a ticket for using one? Seems like a good way to reduce battery drain.

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Old 01-01-2012, 14:52   #2
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Re: Anchor Lights

Check the International regulations for the prevention of collision at sea. the size and tipe of boat all come into play.
Local bylaws can also mess things up but the Coll regs are the basic.

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Old 01-01-2012, 14:56   #3
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Re: Anchor Lights

There was a huge discussion about it here>>>> Anchor Lights - Is it a Law ?
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Re: Anchor Lights

anchor lights by perko and some other makers use fresnel lenses to make light be seen about 2 miles. they are perfectly legal. there have been oil lamps used for nav lights and anchoring for centuries. have a great daay and smooth sailing. my min anchor lamp is an oil lamp with fresnel lens, and yes, it CAN be seen 3 miles-- checked it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 15:34   #5
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Re: Anchor Lights

Yes, they're legal.


11. Intensity of non-electric lights

Non-electric lights shall so far as practicable comply with the minimum intensities, as specified in the Table given in Section 8 of this Annex.
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