Re: Anchor light
Originally Posted by jackdale
Solar garden lights are not really legal anchor lights.
You might try a portable anchor light like the Guest, which you can suspend from a halyard with a line attached to the bottom bail.
Really? Why? If your solar garden light is an all around-white light where it can be seen, then you're in compliance by my reading of rule 30 (b). Are you meaning to say that they're not Coast Guard Approved? Is there a federal or state law that I should be aware of that requires Coast Guard Approved anchor lights to be used?
From THE RULES:
Rule 30 - Anchored Vessels and Vessels Aground
(a) A vessel at anchor shall exhibit where it can best be seen:
(i) in the fore part, an all-round white light or one ball;
(ii) at or near the stern and at a lower level than the light prescribed in subparagraph (i), an all-round white light.
(b) A vessel of less than 50 meters in length may exhibit an all-round white light where it can best be seen instead of the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule.
"True, your boat will outperform mine to windward, but my boat will always outperform yours at anchor." --MedSailor
Last edited by MedSailor; 09-26-2012 at 02:52 PM.