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Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

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Originally Posted by capta View Post
As I said originally, I would love to have a proper set of running lights for a tiller operated inflatable.
Of course the rules are international, I'm not an idiot, but if those legal lights destroy MY visibility then they are of no use to ME!
I would much rather run dark with excellent visibility than be lit legally and be running blind.
So the intelligent option is to run red/green bow and a white stern as a sailboat does, giving the operator good visibility and other boats a pretty good idea of where you are and where you are heading, legal or not.
What is wrong with that? I hope YOUR choice is not to run blind, legally.
Perfect choice....exactly what we do. R?G on the bow on a suctiuon cup/ Velcro and an elevated white light on a pole attached to the transom board .We put a plate ( metal placed right below the white light on the stern ( on an elevated clamped on 4 ft pole) so there is no danger of being night blinded.

We are easily seen without blinding ourselves or anyone else


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