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Old 19 February 2009, 04:31   #1
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All round White light

Does it have to be central on an open boat of 5.4m?
Everyone I talk to says it doesn't matter but to be fair they have trawlers and yachts and no real knowledge of small open boats.
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Old 19 February 2009, 04:49   #2
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Thought I'd best add that it would be mounted to one side of the engine on the transom and standing around 7ft from that point.
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Rule 23(c)iii :

the masthead light or all-round white light on a power-driven vessel of less than 12 meters in length may be displaced from the fore and aft centreline of the vessel if centreline fitting is not practicable, provided that the sidelights are combined in one lantern which shall be carried on the fore and aft centreline of the vessel or located as nearly as practicable in the same fore and aft line as the masthead light or the all-round white light.
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Does it have to be central on an open boat of 5.4m?

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should be at least 1m above the red and green-not always easy and often not adhered to in practise
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Old 19 February 2009, 11:01   #7
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Cheers lads. That's great.
The nav lights are on the console so that's sorted.
I think it will touch just over a meter between the two as well
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Mine is the same setup you are doing, port and starboard on the console and the white ona pole offset to starboard of the engine.
Whether it is legal or not that is the setup that was practicable and gave me the 1m seperation.
No doubt when the government finds out a light police will try and fine me for daring to be practical
I wouldn't worry too much about it, have you seen the number of small boats of all kind that do not have any lights at all? Some effort to comply is better than most!
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offset is fine. bottom line is can ya be seen eh. Just come in from a night trip doing commercial exams - a tad cold but lovely night with visibility that made the night excercise easier than the day. A few commercial boats out there so we had boats above and below 50m, a couple of trawlers with the correct lights (they really must be visitors!), a dredger and a couple of container ferries from Ireland. Nice to think they can see you -assuming that is that someone is looking outa the windows .
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Thanks for all the replies

Dave, found something out today which maybe of interest (and infact you may already know). Fleetwood dock is going to have a slip built in addition to the cradle lift. There was talk of them doing away with the idea but is now back on. Maybe an option for you if you have allot of people on a course and need secure parking? Pete Smith did hint that it could be expensive though, but I'm sure you could sort something out

BruceB, cheers. Good to know the setup has already been tried and tested.
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