Originally Posted by psneeld
ok...whatever you guys think...but the USCG/NAVRULES require the inside of light screens to be painted matt black.
I suspected as much but just looked it up (love the NavRules iPhone app!) and you are indeed right - and, further, if the vessel is 20 meters or more in length "mat [sic] black inboard screens" are required
. Cool, now I have another arrow in my one-upsmanship quiver!