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Old 02-17-2016, 01:34 AM   #1
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Why all the red lights?

In addition to the reg. side sector lights this thing has 6 additional all-around red lights up the mast, port and starboard.
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:38 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:40 AM   #3
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Red over red

The captain is dead.
Vessel not under command.

That's the only one I could think of
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:57 AM   #4
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Brothel?
Ya know Murray, when I posted that, the original title was "Is this a floating cat house?"

I changed it just to see who would come up with that first. Then I realized the rest of the country is in bed and since Xsbank has no sense of humour it would have to be you, Al or maybe the Spy Guy. All of you being such good clean livers and all.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:39 AM   #5
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The doubled ones are interesting. I'm thinking greater intensity though it could simply be backup.


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I couldn't work these out either!
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Red over white over red: vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver, there's a whole bunch of 'em but I forgot them. My captains test was 4 years ago, haha
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As far as I can tell from here, http://www.bosunsmate.org/seamanship/lights.php

It gets really complicated on bigger boats. Look,toward bottom of section.




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Vertical red lights used for signaling Vessel aground, restricted maneuvering, constrained by draft.
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Friend of mine fitted up an old 80' fishboat as a recreational boat. He wanted CSI rating to do some chartering, and ended up with all those doubled up lights, higher railings, etc. You need to carry the code book to work out what it all means.
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My interpretation of all those lights...Steer away if at all possible....
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As far as I can tell from here
http://www.bosunsmate.org/seamanship/lights.php
It gets really complicated on bigger boats. Look toward bottom of section.
Gives me a headache. Like lookin' at a bowl of Smarties in the sky.
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Vertical red lights used for signaling Vessel aground, restricted maneuvering, constrained by draft.
I thought the same as raymond.goff; anyone who advertises they may run over things needs a wide berth.
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Friend of mine fitted up an old 80' fishboat as a recreational boat. He wanted CSI rating to do some chartering, and ended up with all those doubled up lights, higher railings, etc. You need to carry the code book to work out what it all means.
With so many variations it's easy to misread. By the time you done figgered out what's goin' on it's too late.
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Funny thing too about this one; none of the lights were offset or yellow to make up the configurations illustrated in the bosunsmate link.
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Those light g pictures are only from one angle...it's the lights and sequence that is important.

Take a US captains course and you will have them all memorized for at least a short amount of time.

Teach a course and most stay with you always.
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Those light g pictures are only from one angle...it's the lights and sequence that is important.
Ok, so here's another angle; I did do a walk around. Still no yellow and at least in daylight, I can't make a sequence fit any scenarios here Illustrated Navigation Lights

As K Oliver says, you need the book in hand or talk it through with the captain when actually lit.

As far as teaching = remembering; I can't count how many times I taught "correcting/uncorrecting the compass" and I'm still lost with TVMDC, east is least bla bla. But then the 60s and all that that entailed, is paying my brain cells back now.
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There is so little vertical separation between the stacked lights it would appear from anly distance to be one light and not two therefore I vote on "back-up" or redundant lights.
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There is so little vertical separation...therefore I vote on "back-up" or redundant lights.
The same was said by refugio but the argument to that is; none of them are sector (112.5*) lights. They are all-around.


Boat name is Invader so maybe that tells us something.
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Some yachts need anti collision lights if the mast is tall enough and near a flight path of aircraft.

This one doest look like one but can't really say.
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