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Re: Stern light relocation.
I think it might be a bit of a problem in close quarters boat operation. It's hard enough to see other boats nearby in the dark without having to crane one's head to find a stern light somewhere up in the clouds.
In my experience, most stern lights are bright enough to be quite apparent to other boats even if a portion is temporarily obstructed. It's not as though the view is static, as any boat seeing your stern light will be moving, therefore changing how much they can see.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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