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Old 01-25-2011
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I'd point out that anyone stupid enough to mistake an LED sternlight, which is usually near deck level, for a star, that nothing you do will make you safe from them.

There's a bit more slack regarding steaming lights, since they're mounted higher up, but the big STICK should give them a clue that it ain't a star.

The masttop anchor lights are probably the most likely to be confused for a star accidentally, and the bluer coloration of many of the LED anchor lights, even the USCG approved ones, does tend to make one mis-estimate their distance.
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