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|08-27-2006 11:51 AM|
|ktwessling||Thanx! Got a fuller discussion and more education than I'd hoped for - fun and illuminating (pun intended). I'll go for the Davis mega light slung out from the mast. KT|
|08-26-2006 07:11 PM|
|ebs001||Compliant means it meets or exceeds the minimum standard. Mega light does therefore it's compliant.|
|08-26-2006 02:03 PM|
I know of two cases where an anchored boat was sued for having unapproved lighting when they were hit by another boat. )
Sorry, I don't believe it. Perhaps you are referring to incidents where the anchored boat had no lighting at all.
|08-26-2006 01:45 PM|
I know of two cases where an anchored boat was sued for having unapproved lighting when they were hit by another boat.
While I agree that, for anchorages near crowded areas, an anchor light, lower than the masthead makes more sense, it does not make sense to open yourself to the liability risk of using an unapproved light. Using an unapproved light may also void your insurance coverage.... then you would be personally responsible for the costs born by the other boat and the damage inflicted to boat boats in the case of a collision.
|08-26-2006 12:36 PM|
|Gene T||Boats are actually easier to see with a light hanging lower than the top of the mast. These lights will also illuminate the cabin top making the boat more visible. I think the coast guard has more to worry about than whether the light is approved or not. How many boaters have been sued for using an unapproved light?|
|08-26-2006 09:41 AM|
Originally Posted by ebs001
|08-26-2006 08:38 AM|
|ebs001||It meets the minimum standard - that is all that is required|
|08-25-2006 05:59 PM|
Yes, but you would think that if the MegaLight was USCG compliant for use as an anchor light, they would say so on their sight.
I would also refer you to the following story.
|08-25-2006 05:05 PM|
The lights are certified when they meet the standards, the Coast Guard does not get a light sample from each manufactuer and certify it.That's why it mentions "non compliant lights" in the last sentence. BTW the rule only applies to manufacturers of new boats."The final rule requires domestic manufacturers of vessels to install only certified navigation lights on all newly
manufactured uninspected commercial vessels and recreational vessels".
|08-25-2006 04:43 PM|
Oh, in that case, have at it.. I was under the impression that the USCG certified actual lights... As seen in this website
Certifications: USCG 2NM, COLREGS '72, ABYC A-16
Also curious as to why this document and this document clearly state that the USCG certifies navigation lights. If ebs001 or knothead could explain, I'd be interested to hear their explanations.
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