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Re: Rule 23a question
Not to high jack the thread but I'm confused. I previously thought this was the case, and was proved wrong (I believe on a Sailnet thread). So now, I thought it must apply to motoring only. However, in reviewing the regs, it seems it makes no difference. Has something changed in the past few years?
A sailboat under propelled by machinery (under power) may not use a masthead tricolor. A sailing vessel is defined in Rule 3.
Note I used the term sailboat, not sailing vessel, in the first sentence,
On every boat I've been on, the helmsman can't even tell if the running lights are on (Stern light notwithstanding), without going forward. I thought they were supposed to be designed that way.
I have been a couple of sailboats in which we could see a reflection of the sidelights from the cockpit.
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