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Old 19-04-2013, 19:43   #16
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Re: Navigation Light on less than 7m(22foot)

Ahh Merica, You couldn't make make this stuff up
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Old 21-04-2013, 12:07   #17
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Thank you all and Zanshin, sorry for not making more detail, I sail now only in UK but intended to continue to the med (definitely keep away from San Deigo). The boat have only a 4hp outboard which make only 2knots. So I'm safe. Cheers
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Old 21-04-2013, 13:58   #18
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Re: Navigation Light on less than 7m(22foot)

dingy - I'd say you are safe from getting a "violoation" ticket, but getting a battery-operated 3-way LED light is cheap and would perhaps help in making you safe from other night-time traffic.
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Old 21-04-2013, 15:58   #19
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Re: Navigation Light on less than 7m(22foot)

The purpose of nav lights is not to avoid a citation and fine, but to help other vessels know of your position and course so that they can best avoid a collision with you. There has been a lot of thought put into the Colregs and following them is a good plan for survival. Have some consideration for the other mariner who doesn't get much info from a single white light...

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Of-course I will arrange it for the safe side, the reg not bother me to much but need to comply with them. Ya probably some led will do. cheers
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Re: Navigation Light on less than 7m(22foot)

Under UK regulations You have to follow the rules from Merchant Shipping Notice 1781

Rule 23
Power-driven vessels underway
(a) A power-driven vessel underway shall exhibit:

(i) a masthead light forward;

(ii) a second masthead light abaft of and higher than the forward one; except that a vessel of less than 50 metres in length shall not be obliged to exhibit such light but may do so;

(iii) sidelights;

(iv) a sternlight.

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(d) (i) A power-driven vessel of less than 12 metres in length may in lieu of the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule exhibit an all-round white light and sidelights;

(ii) a power-driven vessel of less than 7 metres in length whose maximum speed does not exceed 7 knots may in lieu of the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule exhibit an all-round white light and shall, if practicable, also exhibit sidelights;
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