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Angry Nav Lights for inflatable dinghy's...WTH!!!!

I have a 10' Avon. I have a set of LED nav lights for it.

The white was a no brainer...

but may I ask when are the inflatable manufacturer's going to incorporate a place to put them on the bow of the damn thing?????!!!!

So I am left having to jerry rig something on my $1000 + boat...that is going to look like xxx...come on...really, this cant be.

Okay...I feel a little better now

There must be a better way?????

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If your dinghy is under seven meters and running at under seven knots, you don't need navigation lights, and can use a single all-around white light instead.

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If your dinghy is under seven meters and running at under seven knots, you don't need navigation lights, and can use a single all-around white light instead.
Please tell me you had to reference this. Tell me you didn't know this off the top of your head.

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Link for reference: uscgboating.org/safety/fedreqs/equ_nav.htm
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Please tell me you had to reference this. Tell me you didn't know this off the top of your head.

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If your dinghy is under seven meters and running at under seven knots, you don't need navigation lights, and can use a single all-around white light instead.
According to my Navrules booklet with illustrations, the above works for international, but not for inland, which latter doesn't list the exemption for "under-7s". This seems strange, but that's what the book says.

So an attachment point for sidelights would be useful, and make your light display easier to understand than one all-round white, which could also be an anchored vessel.
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You might try something like this:

Portable LED Bow Light

They make both a bow version and stern version with a mount designed for inflatables. You then use epoxy to glue the mount down I believe.

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Portable LED Bow Light

They make both a bow version and stern version with a mount designed for inflatables. You then use epoxy to glue the mount down I believe.
Yup, thats what I have...thanks...But my point being that if you spend mucho denero on these inflatables, don't you think they could incorporate a bow light or at least a place to secure one, like they do (or try to do) for the oars????

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I believe you are correct. The under seven meter exclusion is only international rules.
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According to my Navrules booklet with illustrations, the above works for international, but not for inland, which latter doesn't list the exemption for "under-7s". This seems strange, but that's what the book says.

So an attachment point for sidelights would be useful, and make your light display easier to understand than one all-round white, which could also be an anchored vessel.

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This reminds me of the old shoulder harnesses in American cars when shoulder harnesses first became a required item. When not in use you were supposed to somehow re-stow them under a clip above the door and when in use they cut right across your neck regardless of your height. Apparently the manufacturers didn't think anybody was actually going to use them. When you bought this boat, did you ask for the marine version?

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