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Mar-28-2007 @ 8:03 PM                           Permalink
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if we wish to cruise after sundown ,what lights must we show on our boat.just something we have thought about especially on a warm summer evening.

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Someone wild and techical will give you all the chapter and verse but if you have a red port light a green starboard one and a white all round at the highest point them what knows and are about at that hour will be able to know where you are coming from and in what direction you are headed which is the main thing.

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thanks for that bill it says it all.

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Depends on your boat type, but what Bill says is basically correct.

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I used to really like cruising after sundown, be warned though you do need to have your wits about you especially if there is no moonlight and it ends up pitch black.

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Indeed it is!

We did it last year at 3am (forced circumstances)in very misty conditions, going from Horning Ferry to Ranworth Island. Mike did a super job, but I was completely petrified all the way! Have to say though, it was eerily beautiful...

We do have nav lights BTW, but boy it was cold (we had left the canopy down for the night!). We dare not undertake a stern on mooring at the island, but luckily the side spot was free so we slipped alongside there reasonably easily, by which time it was 4am! I still dont know if the shaking (me) was from the cold, the fear or the drama that had caused us to move off in the first place!

Perhaps we will try it again in slightly better conditions, and a tad earlier in the evening!

Give it a go Snailpost -  I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Karen

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Mar-28-2007 @ 12:16 AM                           Permalink
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ok....curiosity well and truly piqued....what was the drama that made you move at 3am ?



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Hiya Kev

You must have missed the thread about it last year...

We had some "trouble" outside the Ferry with a large group of idiots on a Herbert Woods boat. They were playing v v loud music. shouting and swearing, and once it got to midnight we decided enough was enough and Mike called over to them (on the other bank) and asked them (nicely) to cool it a bit. They even had the engine running, and were boasting about wiring up their music equipment (taken from one of their cars) to the boat! Unfortunately, they didnt take kindly to our request and we got rather a lot of abuse. A little while later when we had tried to go back to bed, 2 of them rowed over and were whispering outside our boat about sabotaging it! And when we challenged them they threatened our lives! Eventually, the Police were called, eventually they visited. COuldnt do anything until the lads actually did some damage to us or the boat. The lads were still hiding in the mist on the little rowing boat  - v v drunk and still looking for aggro. So, as you might have guessed we decided to remove oursleves and the boat to a safer spot so we quickly started up and went in the opposite direction to the rowers. It was very unpleasant.

Luckily, a rare event by some unwelcome and selfish visitors. Its the only time we have ever had any problems on the rivers.

Karen

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Please DON'T navigate with headlights on though! Bright lights kill the night sight of all around you.

Jenny Morgan,

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Saw someone doing something like that last year - they had a massive torch thing beaming out of the boat! Very bright and yes, blinding, to others aswell! (we were still sitting out on the river bank with a hot chocolate...)

When we did our little stint, Mike said he could see quite well once we set off and that his eyes adjusted to the light, or rather, the dark!

Karen

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