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Old 14 March 2004, 13:03   #11
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Now Dirk, you could have been a teeny bit more helpful in your reply couldn't you

Combined side lights are OK, it's the tricolour that only belongs on top of a stick boat.

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Old 14 March 2004, 13:27   #12
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Now Dirk, you could have been a teeny bit more helpful in your reply couldn't you
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If you want to light your dinghy up with low consumption lighting, this is the way to go!

http://www.aqua-marine.co.uk/acatalo...tings_109.html

And pay attention Kennett, questions will be asked later!
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Thanks to Dirk for finding my deliberate mistake and to JK for clarifying the difference between combined sidelights and combined tricolour. Aplogies to Tue also.

However, this prompted me to refresh my knowlege of vessel lighting. Here is part of Rule 23 of the International Regs. for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The omitted bit it for vessels over 12mts. See what you make of this.
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Power-driven vessels underway
(a) A power-driven vessel underway shall exhibit:
...... for vessels over 12mts....

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(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;

(iii) the masthead light or all-round white light on a power-driven vessel of less than 12 metres 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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Now, check out (iii) again. It seems to me that, if you displace the all-round white off the centreline and, say, put it on the A-frame you then can ONLY use a combined side light. Further, this combined light must either be at the centre of the vessel or, as near as possible, directly below the white.

That's going to make the 1mtr. vertical separation a bit tricky too.
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So where does the BLUE light go then?
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You might consider this ...........LED
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So where does the BLUE light go then?
On top of yer hat.

From what I can glean, a blue light has no legal standing at sea. However, I would like to know if it does.
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Having had my collar felt for speeding at sea I wasn't in any position to ask him if the blue lights and two tone horns were legal or not, more interested in getting away without a visit to the Magistrate. Told him I was from Drivers Wharf so he obviously put me down as another one of that rabble. and let me go.

JW, the surveyor passed her but he did point out that to be legal I would need separate switches so the white light could be lit on its own as an anchor light.

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You might consider this ...........LED
Waiting approval in Europe so I wouldn't put them on just yet - certainly not on a commercial one!
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