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Re: Close call! Who had rights?
The ONLY thing that defines that a sailboat is 'under (engine) power ... the sailboat is flying an inverted CONE in the rigging or the 'steaming light' is on at night.
Rich - thanks for that. The problem is the exception for the cone. There is no exception for the masthead (steaming) light.
(e) A vessel proceeding under sail when also being propelled by machinery shall exhibit forward where it can best be seen a conical shape, apex downwards. A vessel of less than 12 meters in length is not required to exhibit this shape, but may do so.
There are exception for anchor balls as well.
g) A vessel of less than 20 meters in length, when at anchor in a special anchorage area designated by the Secretary, shall not be required to exhibit the anchor lights and shapes required by this Rule.
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Last edited by jackdale; 10-10-2012 at 11:01 AM.