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Anchor light wattage?

I think I may have too high a wattage bulb in my anchor light. What do the rules say about how many miles it must be seen to be legal, it seems pretty bright. Better safe than sorry, what's a few watts?










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anchor light range

Nav Rule 22 puts the range at 3 miles for that size boat. That's in clear visibility.
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And I do believe the Nav Rule section on being neighbourly do describe limits to size of anchor lights. Its says, if your light can shine through into any boats that anchors within 1 mile radius of yours, you're too bright.

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I'd say that anchor light pictured is too bright! Looks a little to big too.



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I think I may have too high a wattage bulb in my anchor light. What do the rules say about how many miles it must be seen to be legal, it seems pretty bright. Better safe than sorry, what's a few watts?









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With that kind of power draw, why have you turned it on before dark?

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Faster- nice weather we're having, finally. I like to get the anchor light on early so there's no doubt that we are staying for the night. Besides, this new one of mine is "solar' powered so I'm not worried about the house bank getting drained. The 87 million mile visibility is a little excessive though, but then again I don't use the deck lights as often now and everyone seems to give me a lot of swinging room.

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John - LOL - I think we'll stock up on SPF90 sunscreen in case we share a harbour somewhere!

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Isn't that the new anchor light for people afraid of the dark?
Didn't I hear a joke once about needing waterproof sunscreen in the PNW ?

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We live in fear of the sun coming out up here. Our skin burns at the slightest sight of ol' Sol and the PNW is one of the best markets for sunglasses because none of us can find them if the sun does come out so we have to buy a new pair every time.

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With that kind of power draw, why have you turned it on before dark?
It doesn't draw any amps, it is self-powered by nuclear fusion!

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