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Re: Masthead tricolors

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
It would bother me too. However, how many boaters out there have no idea what the lights mean anyway.
I believe that there are plenty of freighters, cruise ships, commercial fishermen out here who definitely know what the lights mean and most are moving at a considerably greater speed than a sailboat.
The last thing I'd want to do is confuse a tired watchstander on a 600 foot plus ship moving at something like 18 knots.

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