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Just to add to the confusion some kayak fisherman in our area have taken to displaying red or green flashing strobes at night. First time I saw one outside the harbor I thought it prudent to hail him & make sure it WASN'T a distress signal.
Having once worked in emergency services in a volunteer capacity (on land), I take an exceedingly dim view of the misuse of flashing lights. I would be registering strenuous complaints with the local marine authorities about that.

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I could very well have it backwards. I installed the version without the strobe option.


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I'm not an expert on this question, but take a look at Rule 36 and Rule 37. They seem to suggest that exactly the opposite is the case, i.e. the strobe is only permitted as an emergency signal on Inland Waters of the US:

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I used mine once while leaving Newport at 3AM in near zero visibility. I was shepherding a number of boats that didn't have radar and trying to keep them close but not too close to me. I lighted the strobe so that perhaps they would see me before they hit me. May have been illegal but who else could have seen it and reported me?
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We have a strobe and consider it an emergency light, but I would use it in heavy fog.

I used it once to guide someone to our anchorage after dark one time....oh, wait a minute - that wasn't me. That was someone I know
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