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4 hours ago, Tamure said:

or just get another tri light

How do you comply while motoring though?

 

Power-driven vessels underway
Subject to 22.23(3), a power-driven vessel underway must exhibit—
(a) a masthead light forward; and
(b) a second masthead light abaft of and higher than the forward one,
EXCEPT that a vessel of less than 50 metres in length is not obliged to exhibit such light but may do so; and
(c) sidelights; and
(d) a sternlight.
In addition to the lights prescribed in rule


Instead of exhibiting the lights prescribed in subrule (1), a power-driven vessel—
(a) of less than 12 metres in length may exhibit an all-round white light and sidelights; and
(b) of less than 7 metres in length, whose maximum speed does not exceed 7 knots, may exhibit an all-round light and must, if practicable, exhibit sidelights.

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You must have lowers, and a steaming light. Trilight is optional, not to be used at the same time. No one will give you grief if your side lights are mounted just under the top pushput rail. Thats how most boats have it, and a steaming light up the mast, Usually about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way up, but some just use a anchor light (360 deg masthead) as steaming and sternlight combined, That's ok if you have a trilight for sailing.....

 

 

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On 25/06/2020 at 6:59 PM, 180S said:

Have mine like this(below). Wire run up inside the rail.

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Whats with the little bow seat?  I like it. looks like a good spot for quiet meditation., in the calm anyway. 

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On 25/06/2020 at 6:59 PM, 180S said:

Have mine like this(below). Wire run up inside the rail.

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I also had tabs welded on similar to the above picture, but rounded at the front so no corner for kite to catch on. Keep in mind that the tabs should be angled out from the natural line of the pulpit so that when the lights are mounted they are parallel with each other as opposed to toe'd in, or the lights will need to be shimmed. The welder can also add holes where the pulpit attaches to the deck and tubing to run wiring. 

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Is a great seat to watch the miles trundle by. Auto helm on and beer in hand I’m a happy man. Have never had the kite hook up on the edge, but yeah a rounded corner would be sensible. 

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On 26/06/2020 at 8:09 AM, DrWatson said:

My port n stb lights are mounted on the pushpit frames. Likely only works on boats where the widest beam is fully aft...

Ca see them here, little white jobbie 

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I presume you have tri colour mast light?? if what i am looking at on the pushpit is the port/star nav lights would be near impossible to see from ahead,does the glow at night impede cockpit vision.

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Put them on in a place they are safe and will be seen well. If that doesn't meet the regs don't worry, when was the last time you ever heard of anyone even checkimg let alone bitch about where some were.

You are to one out there on the boat trying not to be run down, those writing the rule book aren't and with the growing number of WTF like rules it's not that big a stretch to think they never have or ever will be.

One of mine has them sitting on the gunwale as I have yet to find any levitating Nav lights. That boat was recently given a full out of water Cat 1 going over inc running most systems, some are a little unique. The only comment made about the Nav lights was 'you'll be seen from a long way'. That boat also has a masthead option, we didn't run that and I can remember even any mention of it, but Mr Inspector is wise and has roving very experianced eyes so I'm sure he saw it.

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You have to wonder about the light rules, plenty of boats have trilights and no lowers, Ive always wondered about masthead nav lights though. Not much separation but benefit of elevation so can be seen, awkward maintenance, the other issue slightly related is anchor lights. Ever cruised into a busy bay on a dark night with a forest of masthead anchor lights and you'll know what i'm talking about. As for lowers, I have found the el cheapo leds lowres that you can get for 30 bucks are fine or at least that what they cost all those years ago plus cheap enough so you can carry a set of spares in case of breakage.

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22 minutes ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

Put them on in a place they are safe and will be seen well. If that doesn't meet the regs don't worry, when was the last time you ever heard of anyone even checkimg let alone bitch about where some were.

You are to one out there on the boat trying not to be run down, those writing the rule book aren't and with the growing number of WTF like rules it's not that big a stretch to think they never have or ever will be.

One of mine has them sitting on the gunwale as I have yet to find any levitating Nav lights. That boat was recently given a full out of water Cat 1 going over inc running most systems, some are a little unique. The only comment made about the Nav lights was 'you'll be seen from a long way'. That boat also has a masthead option, we didn't run that and I can remember even any mention of it, but Mr Inspector is wise and has roving very experianced eyes so I'm sure he saw it.

Gday knot me !

 

yep plenty of sprit boats have pulpit navs that are obscured by the gennaker/code 0 when it’s up and have passed their Cats

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