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Re: anchor lights, was Tech Tips




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Any boat at anchor at night is required to carry a 360 degree white light
aloft (not necessarily at the masthead although this is where the anchor
light is usually mounted).  If your boat is not wired, a battery operated or
kerosene hurricane lamp run up the backstay will do.  Sinking at anchor at
night is just as injurious to your trip as a collision at sea.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck vanDe Wetering" <wwp62@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: anchor lights, was Tech Tips


> Bob,
>
> My understanding of maritime law or procedure is that when anchoring in
> obvious traffic lanes (which I would only do as a last measure in the face
> of an expected blow) you need an anchor light on top the mast. It is
> possible boats the size of ours are not required to do this but where I
live
> that might invite a visit from a tug towing a barge or worse! This is off
> the top of my head as my books and manuals are on board the boat and I am
> home.
> -
> Chuck and Barbara Vande Wetering
> PO Box 2205
> Friday Harbor, WA 98250
> wwp62@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 360-378-3194
> http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/5493
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Spencer" <bspen@xxxxxxx>
> To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 9:08 AM
> Subject: anchor lights, was Tech Tips
>
>
> > >This is just what the SJ23 WebPages were designed to do.
> >
> > I'm with you, Chuck. Too bad we don't have more such conversations.
> >
> > While the group is in one of its rare talkative moods, maybe I can get
> some
> > advice about anchor lights. What is the proper procedure for lights when
> > anchoring "out", not in a designated anchorage? It seems adviseable,
> > certainly, but is it required? If so, what lights, where? I've been
> > considering getting a self-contained battery-powered light to hoist in
the
> > rigging. Any comments, pro or con?
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
> >
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