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post #11 of Old 01-25-2011
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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Because the standards by which nav lights are built is not published in the COLREG's it is in the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations). You, as a used boat owner, are NOT required to have "certified" nav lights or install them UNLESS you are a boat builder. If you buy a new boat in the US it WILL have certified nav lights of the builder broke federal regulations.

If you are a builder you must use USCG/ABYC A-16 nav lights properly installed and placed for proper visibility. All USCG certified or ABYC A-16 lights will meet the minimum standards as set forth by the CFR. This is what labs like IMANNA use when testing nav lights to USCG/CFR nav light standards..
Ah, thanks for that MaineSail.

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