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You can make either light work with only two wires, some diodes and a double pole double throw switch
True, but as Sailboy21 says, "However the deck light is not a navigation light, therefore you should be able to operate it completely independent of any other lights on the mast."

So the diodes with 2 exesting wires will do if he doesn't want to do any re-wiring. Running some 3 conductor wire would be better to allow use of the deck light while steaming. (Or to allow use of the decklight while sailing, if he uses a 1-diode method for a choice of "steaming" or "both".)
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is there any problem for those of us who can't really run new wiring due to logistics/time, etc., to run it so that the deck & steaming light are both on at all times when it's switched on?

Obviously when sailing you can't then properly use the deck light ...

But is there a regulatory or safety problem/issue with having both on when underway under power?

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On a really dark night the foredeck light would not help your night vision in my opinion.
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On a really dark night the foredeck light would not help your night vision in my opinion.

good point ... that was my first thought & concern ... if I replace I'll stick w/ a standard steaming light.

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