Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Carolina
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I never thought of or considered lights as minimum electronics but basic systems.
I think my boat gives me a warped perception sometimes. You're right; it is a basic system. I may have one of the smallest cruisers made, but it was still a big part of their advertising that you could use it for overnights. Yet it came from the factory with no lights. I know the regulations say that for boats under 7 meters you can just carry a flashlight and turn it on as needed, but that is only if you are under sail. If I turn on the motor, I have to have lights and it did come from the factory with a motor mount. Even then, I still have the option of just using a single white light if I keep my speed under 7 kts.
Lights of one kind or another are on the short list (I posted on that earlier).
Newport 17 - "Kohanna"
At sea Darwin's hypotheses is the final arbiter of right of way.