SailNet Community - View Single Post - You are NOT "FISHING"
View Single Post
post #124 of Old 05-02-2013
Senior Member
pdqaltair's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 3,003
Thanks: 1
Thanked 90 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

Originally Posted by cupper3 View Post
I thought I read the thread on CF where this is discussed, but not sure if I got a definitive understanding of Rule 27.

Why would it NOT be appropriate for a single handed sailboat to display the double red when the skipper is asleep? The boat is clearly not under command in that situation, or is my interpretation not correct? There is nothing in the discussion in the above link which would indicate that a double red is an inappropriate use in that situation.

I sometimes am a slow learner
"A vessel not under command has usually suffered a disability, which is not easy to predict or classify. An example would be a vessel with a disabled rudder. The navigation light requirement is, therefore, brief and general."

Not undercomand does not mean the captain is asleep, it means he cannot control the boat. There is a clear difference.

My understanding is that there is no correct marking for the simple reason that you are REQUIRED to keep watch. No out from this.

Writing full-time since 2014

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Keeping a Cruising Boat for Peanuts"
"Faster Cruising for the Coastal Sailor"
"Singlehanded Sailing for the Coastal Sailor"
pdqaltair is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome