Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Sorry, but I think the use of a strobe for anything less than an emergency/distress situation is a very poor practice, and if memory serves, is expressly prohibited by Colregs for anything less... What would your reaction be to seeing a strobe from the wheelhouse of your tug? Your first thought would be a distress situation, no?
If you're hove-to and simply want to make yourself as visible as possible, spreader lights are the best supplement to your nav lights, IMHO...
Ya, well spreader is what I do, I was just trying to give an example of what colregs might find acceptable, maybe five green over whites with a pink in the middle, I, as I said before, don't really care if they do something or not. I stay visible, I stay safe, and I remain un hit.