Nav Lights on a Layout?

Discussion in 'Diver Hunter Forum' started by takem01, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. takem01

    takem01 New Member

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    <P>Do y'all put any nav lights on your layout to keep it rom getting run over in the dark?&nbsp; Or does the tender just stay with the layout until just before shooting.&nbsp; This is the first of many newby questions, guys.&nbsp; Please bear with me.&nbsp; I just bought a new Layout and have to figure it all out before the season.</P>
     
  2. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    <P>Save the space in the boat and buy yourself a handheld strobe light.&nbsp; We set it up on the post that holds the spray skirt up.&nbsp;..... and there are many reasons to set up before dark.&nbsp; Don't believe everything you read....<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     

  3. goosewa

    goosewa New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Gentleman,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Federal/USCG Regulations for Oar Driven Vessels under 7 meters applies to your layout boat.&nbsp; The light needs to be white color and conistantly lit.&nbsp; NO STROBES.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">****</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Vessels under oars may display the lights prescribed for sailing vessels, but if not, must have ready at hand an electric torch or lighted lantern showing a white light to be shown in sufficient time to prevent collision (see Figure 6).</P> <P><B>Lights for Anchored Vessels</B></P> <P>Power-driven vessels and sailing vessels at anchor must display anchor lights. An anchor light for a vessel less than 20 meters in length is an all-round white light visible for 2 miles exhibited where it can best be seen.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Vessels less than 7 meters are not required to display anchor lights unless anchored in or near a narrow channel, fairway or anchorage or where other vessels normally navigate.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">*******</P>
     
  4. goosewa

    goosewa New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Stan,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Depends how&nbsp;the Conservation Officer interprets the law.&nbsp; And believe me it is funny how the interpretation differs from officer to officer.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">You consider that layout boat&nbsp;a blind but it still requires the proper PFD's for any and all occupants.&nbsp; Do what you want, but it would be better to acknowledge the law for oar powered boats.&nbsp; Many encounters (troubles) with the DNR can be avoided by little details like this.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">What is the big deal about carring a small lantern or flashlight which provides 360 degrees of unobstucted light and displaying it when conditions are fit.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  5. goosewa

    goosewa New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Stan.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">You correct, not a big deal.&nbsp; I could have done a better job communicating in my inital post.&nbsp; I was looking more specifically at anchor lighting than nav lighting.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">My fault.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  6. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    <P>Stan, what do you mean your layout boat isn't oar driven?&nbsp;&nbsp; You don't keep an oar in the boat for special ocassions?&nbsp;&nbsp;While I don't keep one in my layout (not yet, at least<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>), I have hunted with a few guys that keep one of those little oars in the boat.&nbsp; Great for reaching those dekes that are banging the back of the boat that you just can't quite reach with your hand and for repositioning the boat during wind shifts.&nbsp; It also works well to splash the guy in the layout next to you when you have a double set....<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>