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Old 05-29-2008, 10:20 AM
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This situation makes a great case for radar. I know that at night I have been tempted to rely on gps too much, as if it was radar.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:33 AM
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:36 AM
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what they consider "lights" is a joke as well.

off topic but sailboaters are a perfect example, most of them that run at night i swear power all thier lights with one aaa battery. and then whats up with the anchor/stern running light up on top of the mast? i dont get it.

thoughts and prayers to all envolved, this is an accident that will be very hard to deal with for many people. makes you shake your head and wonder why? just think how many things had to align with the stars for this to happen. sad dont think it could ever be me, but with the sailboat example who knows for sure?
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what they consider "lights" is a joke as well.

off topic but sailboaters are a perfect example, most of them that run at night i swear power all thier lights with one aaa battery. and then whats up with the anchor/stern running light up on top of the mast? i dont get it.
From the US Coast Guard:

RULE 25: SAILING VESSELS UNDERWAY AND VESSELS UNDER OARS
(a) A sailing vessel underway shall exhibit:

sidelights;
a sternlight.

(b) In a sailing vessel of less than 20 meters in length the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule may be combined in one lantern carried at or near the top of the mast where it can best be seen.

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From the US Coast Guard:

RULE 25: SAILING VESSELS UNDERWAY AND VESSELS UNDER OARS
(a) A sailing vessel underway shall exhibit:

sidelights;
a sternlight.

(b) In a sailing vessel of less than 20 meters in length the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule may be combined in one lantern carried at or near the top of the mast where it can best be seen.

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yea i know the rules, it just makes them very hard to spot. some of those solar powered lights that they sell for anchored boats too, what a joke!!! iam sure they dont have the manpower or money to inforce the rules and heck if they dont have lights or improper candlepower you cant see them to find them and ticket anyways.

i used to run alot more at night then i do now, and its always on familiar water.... but even then you never really know whats out there. just a sad accident
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that barge or a similar one was anchored in the same area last fall, very big, minimual lighting and a dark hull. It was anchored between the entrance to two major marinas, make no sense. todays paper states the owners decided to move it.
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Boating at night always scared the sh*t out of me even though I have done it a hundred times.
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what they consider "lights" is a joke as well.

off topic but sailboaters are a perfect example, most of them that run at night i swear power all thier lights with one aaa battery.
Scott,
A brighter light would add to their global warming.
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Boating at night always scared the sh*t out of me even though I have done it a hundred times.
I love boating at night. But now I will be more alert to whats out there and not rely on GPS.
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