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Re: Rule 23a question

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Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
I've often wondered what practical reason there is for the lighting rules to be different for inland than anywhere else. I can almost understand the towing and pushing differences, but for a power driven vessel? David- even studying for my license I never picked up on the second mast head/all round light variance for inland, good eye.
One example (as I recall) is allowing a tri colored mast head light for sailing smaller boats offshore, but only running lights for inland waters. Didn't make sense until I realized that in more restricted waters, skippers may not be far enough away to be looking 40 or 50 feet in the air for lights. In addition, the mast head light makes sense in big seas.

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