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Old 07-04-2004
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When use mast strobe light?

Realized that I do not understand the proper use of a strobe as part of a masthead light. I thought the strobe was an ''emergency only'' device, used much like flares only to indicate distress.

But now I''ve seen two references to single-handers leaving the strobe on at night to supplement their radar deflectors as warning or "see me" devices for passing ships.

So what is the proper use and intention of a masthead stobe light?

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