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post #24 of Old 07-08-2013
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Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

I once forget my light and was doing 15 knots in the dark with my excellent night vision and clearly moonlit water avoiding all obstacles with ease unitl I almost got T-Boned by ANOTHER dinghy going 20 knots + in the dark that did not see me

BTW - airplanes ARE required to have running lights no matter what size. They used to just be the same as a boat, but it wa quickly discovered that fixed lights blend right in to ground lights and starlight, so a flashing light was added and then later on strobes.

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