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Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
According to the data on the USCG website, when a sailboat is under power, an all round white light is only legal in international waters.
Dang. I was about to say that.

Inland rules differ from the COLREGS in only a very few ways, but this happens to be one of them. You might also not that a small white light is much harder to see against a background of shore lights than are red and green nav lights (which are plenty hard enough to pick out, at times).

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