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Re: Masthead tricolors
A masthead light is the STEAMING LIGHT.... ON a sailboat it is not at the top of the mast... above halfway to 2/3 up from the deck. The lights at the TOP of the mast would be an anchor light or a tricolor. If you are motoring the masthead light is to be lit.
What is the rule for for port and starboard lights for motoring? Can you use the tri color and the masthead?
On our boat the we have masthead tri color for sailing, a 360 mast head white light and red and green 2/3 the way up the mast while under power. the 360 white mast head light is also the anchor light. 3 switches are marked for the purpose and automatically turns on the correct lights
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