Originally Posted by sailingdog
BTW, I don't believe the Davis MegaLight is USCG approved.
The book says it's visible two NM. I don't think the Coasties will have a real problem with that. Especially in light (no pun intended) of all those who don't use anchor lights at all.
I cruised for years with a kerosene lamp hung from the backstay splits and never had a problem. Even in San Francisco Bay.