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Old 10-27-2011, 03:09 PM
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Was looking into overnighting. What is the law on keeping any kind of lighting on during an overnight stay aboard a boat. I am on Lake of the Ozarks in MO.
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You need to be anchored to where you would not interfere with boat traffic and have your stern light on.
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...or even better, your ANCHOR Light :-)
Stern was a bad choice of words as some boats have a built in stern light that is only visible from behind the boat as opposed to 360 degrees around the boat.
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You need to be anchored to where you would not interfere with boat traffic and have your stern light on.
...or even better, your ANCHOR Light :-)
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Anchored, in back of a safe quiet cove with minimal boat traffic and bow/stern lights on all evening. Any other additional light is a bonus, don't use a spot light.
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Use your anchor light, you should not have nav (bow) lights on. It is always good to have more lights on inside the boat.
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An Anchor light is what is required. I would just save yourself the worry and pay for a slip at PB #2 for the night. I think they are $35 a night for covered slips with power, water, showers, etc.
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...and bow/stern lights on all evening.

Only when moving. Otherwise, a 360deg anchor light only.
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Lots of "off" against the scitos. And even try to put some mesh on your windoes if you keep them open. Last time I stayed overnight at LOTO, I gained a pound due to the scito bites.
Anchor light 360 degrees, and stay someplace with no boat traffic. I suggest you go to Tantara, in the slip or there is an island near by and stay near to shore.
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Lots of "off" against the scitos..
Be careful using some of those products on or near a boat. The last time I used "Deep Woods Off" on one of my new Formulas ..I woke up the next morning and all the "Acrylic/Lexan", near where I had sprayed the stuff, had pit marks in it where that crap literally melted it.

Funny, I called "Off" and raised you know what...they asked me if I had read the warnings on the product...sure as heck, it said not to use around plastics etc as it may cause damage...GRRRRRR.

But, regardless of all the "disclaimers" from everyone, sleeping out on the water on your boat, in a nice safe spot, doesn't get any better...at least for me!!

We don't need no stink'n Hotels....but the covered slips, especially on a rainy weekend, is a good way to go too, second best to sleeping out on the water!

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