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Old 12-03-2019, 12:15 AM   #21
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I would assume these lights come with a supply of tubing and blinker fluid...
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:06 AM   #22
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They are psychic... clairvoyant too! Knowing which way you will go long before you do.
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:38 AM   #23
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In my opinion, the boat should not be equipped with extra lights outside the boat, as the boat's lights are precisely defined to be uniform throughout the world to avoid problems in the dark. Most certainly know the rules of light, but for those who are unfamiliar, below is the link to light rules.

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Old 12-03-2019, 02:52 AM   #24
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In my opinion, the boat should not be equipped with extra lights outside the boat, as the boat's lights are precisely defined to be uniform throughout the world to avoid problems in the dark. Most certainly know the rules of light, but for those who are unfamiliar, below is the link to light rules.

Navigation LIghts - COLGREGS

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Very much agreed!

IMO... there should be no unusually distributed distinguishing lights of specific size and color randomly placed on any boat that may interfere with another boat captain's capability of recognizing a boat's standard issue navigational/operational light setup.

That said, while at anchor or underway a boat can have other lights aboard [such as cabin lights and the like] illuminated that do not interact with nor interfere with its standard issue navigational/operational light setup.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:07 AM   #25
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I fear that some are interpreting this thread with too much seriousness. I was lampooning the E-Bay sellers ad and their marketing. Rest assured, I will not be adding navigation sidelights to the stern of our boat.
Although, the concept of using them as a "stop" or "proceed" signal could hold some merit for a slower vessel such as ours while on the AICW. If the red/green/stop/go transom lighting doesn't work out & causes confusion while we're underway, I'll blame it on Mr. RTF. It was his idea...
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:52 AM   #26
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I fear that some are interpreting this thread with too much seriousness. I was lampooning the E-Bay sellers ad and their marketing. Rest assured, I will not be adding navigation sidelights to the stern of our boat.
LOL, no subject is so light-hearted that someone on TF can't cite COLREG's.

Obviously, someone in China makes these lights, probably to the correct specifications. Someone else, in China or elsewhere, resells them on eBay and WalMart. Obviously these resellers are not boaters, but fancy themselves pretty good with Photoshop.

I love the unique wording their translations end up with.

I find these things an interesting window into another language and culture.

Plus, it's always good for a laugh. Thanks for posting!
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:19 AM   #27
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Greetings,Mr. b. My father-in-law had stop lights on the transom of a boat he once had. NOT the father of my bride! My MIL remarried after the passing of her first husband. Nice enough guy (second husband) but just a few sandwiches short of a picnic.


So. Not my idea.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:31 AM   #28
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Heck... with today's low voltage use yet very high lumen lights it seems we could have a mast with flood lights illuminating the entire boat, while it's running or at anchor.

That way the boat's silhouette as well as its general configuration could be viewed clearly by all others on the water. This ["illuminati" type of of enlightenment - lol] would pretty much enable the others to judge a boat's maneuvers/trajectories not too unlike while in daylight!

Just a thought... Seeing as the colreg rules for boat/ship lighting are basically stemming from the dark ages and needs to enter into the 21st Century!
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:14 AM   #29
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We mounted ours like that on the transom one year when our forward gears went out and we still wanted to go boating.
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Might turn into a new requirement for backing at night!
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I fear that some are interpreting this thread with too much seriousness. I was lampooning the E-Bay sellers ad and their marketing.

Some of us got it..
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Its a military application. Making a few vessels seem like lots more vessels.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:53 PM   #33
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Greetings,Mr. b. My father-in-law had stop lights on the transom of a boat he once had.
Did they come on when he pushed the brake pedal?
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Greetings, Mr. CT. I’m not sure. I only saw them momentarily, asked and he said they were his stop lights.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:08 PM   #35
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I also have a friend that has stop lights mounted to his boats transom, but they get plugged into his boat trailer. He was tired of always changing the lights on his trailer from them always being dunked in to salt water, so he mounted them to the top of the transom. he did mount them so they are easily removable.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:43 AM   #36
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There is a company marketing boats that are trailerable and instead of lights on the trailer, there are stern lights that only work when the boat is on the trailer and they do the braking, turning ect. At first I thought it was an interesting cheap way to add lights, then I thought, wouldn't the trailer be illegal without signal lights.
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Hey, I need a set of those for my dinghy. You ebayers please post where on the 1 million led lights advertised there I can find them?
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