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Old 02-03-2014, 07:07 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Peter B View Post
Yes, I agree, the wording is a bit ambiguous but I doubt the uprights of a bimini would interfere with the arc of visibility enough to matter, as nearly all boats in our area have their anchor lights (as do I), in under the bimini, jutting up above the windscreen/deflector. ...........
I'm going with that answer.

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Old 04-19-2014, 09:08 PM   #42
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I use a LED anchor light and it bright as well

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Old 04-20-2014, 06:08 AM   #43
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Many crappy US lights have been grandfathered to be allowed inside US waters ONLY .

For a cruiser an international legal unit may provide 2x or more visibility , abet with a higher initial cost.

The name of the game is to be seen!

We use a commercial grade Perko , which has no relation to their yachty stuff suitable for 20meters and up.

Using a very bright LED , with rebuilt mount to center it in the glass lens. its a great anchor light, with modest draw.

Similar to this , but in a older metal housing.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #44
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The regulations are performance based. You can use a kerosene lantern for an anchor light if it is bright enough.

That said, the brighter the better. The anchor light is intended to keep people from hitting you in the dark. It's to your benefit to have a bright one.

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