What lights must a 7.5 Metre power driven vessel display when it is underway or drifting at night?
If the vessel is drifting (underway but not making way) the vessel must display sidelights, masthead light and stern light. A vessel of less than 7 meters in length, when at anchor not in or near a narrow channel, fairway or where other vessels normally navigate, is not required to exhibit an all-round white light.
What lights must a 7.5 Metre power driven vessel display?
Sailing vessels 7 metres or more must show sidelights and a sternlight when underway. Sailing vessels propelled by engines are considered as power-driven vessels under the regulations and consequently MUST display the same lights.
What lights must be shown on a power driven vessel at night?
Remember, power-driven boats include sailboats operating under engine power. The required lights are: Red and green sidelights visible from a distance of at least two miles away—or if less than 39.4 feet (12 meters) long, at least one mile away—on a dark, clear night.
What lights must a power driven vessel display when pushing another vessel?
Vessels Being Pushed
When using a powerboat to push another vessel ahead or tow alongside, you must exhibit: Two masthead lights in a vertical line, sidelights and a sternlight.
What lights must power driven vessels?
Remember, power-driven vessels include sailboats operating under engine power. The required lights are: Red and green sidelights visible from a distance of at least two miles away—or if less than 39.4 feet (12 meters) long, at least one mile away—on a dark, clear night.
What do boat lights mean?
Colored lights are always sidelights and the different color indicates the side. Red lights are located portside, and green are starboard. The lights shine from dead ahead to 112.5º aft on either side of the vessel. On some boats, sidelights can be combined into one bicolor light.
What are anchor lights?
Anchor lights, the lights that are visible when a boat is anchored at night, are a key factor in making nighttime boating both easier and safer. If you only take your boat to a designated mooring and never plan on anchoring, then it is not necessary for you to use an anchor light.
Where should anchor lights be placed?
The light fitting must be located at least one metre above the sidelights; and should as far as practicable, be on the centreline of the boat. As a general rule, an all round white light should not be obscured by masts or other structures by more than 6° of arc.
Do kayaks need lights at night?
Do I Need Lights On My Kayak? If you plan to kayak at night, between sunset and sunrise, then you will need a light on your boat. This applies to motorized and non-motorized kayaks, as well as motorized vessels up to 16 feet long, and applies to all bodies of water in California.