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Old 07-09-2003, 10:42 AM
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Question Changing All Around Light Location

What are the rules for changing the location of the all around light? I have a 28' Scarab, and the light is located about 1 foot in front of the windshield.

Its BLINDING at night. Totally destroys night vision. I want to relocate it to the aft port side. I'm attaching a picture with current and proposed locations drawn in.

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I cant see how that would be an issue... Mine is already in the back... Scarab is actually one of the only boats that I have seen with it in the front like that.
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I had to do the same thing to my 95 sleekcraft. It really made all the difference. Do you have the light with the shield on the back side to cut down on the light from blinding the driver?
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I had to do the same thing to my 95 sleekcraft. It really made all the difference. Do you have the light with the shield on the back side to cut down on the light from blinding the driver?
Yeah, Its called DUCT TAPE!!!!
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Old 07-09-2003, 11:08 AM
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I do also have the stern light. Will having both lights back there cause a problem?
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I saw something in the regs about the light being 3' above the highest point of the boat.
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They make a shield that keeps the light out of your eye's it fit's just under the light it's self. My father's Regal has one....Look in overton's.

I don't like the light on back...it's hard to get to, in the way when docking, and light the entire cockpit for all the world to see.
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:54 PM
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In my Mirage it was in back. It was really convenient, plus it doubled as a small flag pole with a little electrical tape!
 
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The USCG Regs call for it to be at least 1 meter higher than the side lights (red/green). If it needed to be 1 meter higher than the tallest part of the boat, most would be in big trouble with their fairings and windshields

Thanks for the correction. I remember looking at the pic of his boat and seeing that the stern was significatly lower than the bow. He might need a taller pole to be a meter above the bow lights.
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Check out this gizmo - Power retracting anchor light

Kind of pricey, but pretty cool if you've got the room under the hatch...
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