Are you serious nav lights on a dinghy??
Yes, No and maybe. It's another Regulation that is poorly written so as clear as road tar.
If you have a dingy you only row by hand then it needs a white light.
If you have any motor on your dingy you're a power boat so have to have full Nav lights.
But if you have a sailing dingy these also apply -
If you have a sailing dingy it has to now be fitted with Red, Green and White Nav lights *
If you have a sailing dingy then you only need a white light *
If you have a sailing dingy with a motor you also need a steaming light.
The above applies to all categories....and in some cases to sub 7mt boats only but not all cases as in some a 2mt dingy is treated the same as a E40.
* -Yes the two do very much appear to be in conflict but they are both in the Regs. Maybe they are now multi-choice, you're given a range and get to pick the one you like the most.
Yes an option if you are waving at me or someone else who happened to be looking in the right direction at the right moment and know what the signals mean. But to most boaters that is not a very good option.
It does seem strange they got rid of a way of visually signalling a decent range and now only have very close range visual signals. Don't suppose anyone knows why?
I keep my chutes but bang off the smoke and reds once they hit 10 odd years old. Let off 3 possibly closer to 4 dozen assorted now, the oldest being 18 years out of date. As yet no one has failed to fire. Have had 2 handhelds that seemed a bit limp and one chute that did take longer than usual to leave the tube but that's about it.