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Old 05-06-2018, 05:29 PM
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i have a 10ft old town canoe. i use a very bright headlamp at night. the law states that is good enough for fishing at night. the picture in the manual shows the person holding a lantern and another shows a light that is worn on the persons clothing as suitable. does anybody know if i am lawful only using a bright headlamp? any info would be helpful thanks.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: nav light info

This may also help:
http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/pdf...ety-manual.pdf

Here's the part i copied from that PDF that should apply to you:

" A vessel under oars may exhibit the lights prescribed in
this section for sailing vessels, but if it does not, it shall
have ready at hand an electric torch or lighted lantern
showing a white light which shall be exhibited in suffi
cient time to prevent collision. (See Figure 8). "


So, according to the above your headlight or handheld light would comply..
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:38 AM
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I teach this from time to time. Ideally you want something that has 360 degrees of visibility.

A flash light or a British "electric torch(LOL) is turned on and laid down on the interior seat to light up the interior of your boat.

The standard for the all around light in this size class is visibility of up to 1 mile in pitch black.



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This may also help:
http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/pdf...ety-manual.pdf

Here's the part i copied from that PDF that should apply to you:

" A vessel under oars may exhibit the lights prescribed in
this section for sailing vessels, but if it does not, it shall
have ready at hand an electric torch or lighted lantern
showing a white light which shall be exhibited in suffi
cient time to prevent collision. (See Figure 8). "


So, according to the above your headlight or handheld light would comply..
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from a safety standpoint i would get something like below...if out on the cong i make a habit to flash a light at any oncoming boat so they know I am there....the "anchored" white light gets lost with all the house/dock lights...i had a near miss with a pontoon boat that was floating in the middle of the lake with only their anchor light on.

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Old 05-08-2018, 10:29 AM
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Don't buy that one. I had that one and the switch is a piece of crap. But IT does do the trick is working.

And you're right. Waiving around a strong flashlight will fair better with the idiots out there too

Better yet- a blinking BLUE strobe. LOL That one they will slow down for.



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ike below...if out on the cong i make a habit to flash a light at any oncoming boat so they know I am there....the "anchored" white light gets lost with all the house/dock lights...i had a near miss with a pontoon boat that was floating in the middle of the lake with only their anchor light on.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SeaSense-...Light/16778578
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thanks guys for your info. the reason i asked the question is last saturday nite during the kdc walleye contest this friggin googan yells at me and calls me a retart then tells me "that's a good way to get run over and killed you retart only having a head lamp on" the googan says this after coming down off full plane in the no wake zone by the woodport side of brady bridge after dark so i ask you who is the real retart here? my lite was so bright that it lit up two no wake bouys out there. be carefull drunkin googan season is upon us already.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:19 AM
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I'm sure that advice came from someone that is lit up every night without any bulb at all. You'll get kilt out there when Moonshine Moses is out there.

Only thing that he stops for at night is the muzzle flash of a 12 gage.


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thanks guys for your info. the reason i asked the question is last saturday nite during the kdc walleye contest this friggin googan yells at me and calls me a retart then tells me "that's a good way to get run over and killed you retart only having a head lamp on" the googan says this after coming down off full plane in the no wake zone by the woodport side of brady bridge after dark so i ask you who is the real retart here? my lite was so bright that it lit up two no wake bouys out there. be carefull drunkin googan season is upon us already.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:26 PM
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i think the blue flashing lights might slow him down and cool his big googan mouth as well. thank you for all your help capt frank
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:54 AM
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hey badger be easy on the guy.he is the president of the googonhime club!!!!!
you could light your boat up till you needed sunglasses and they would still be
bitching.remember one thing badger,if your bow is pointing straight up in the air
what can you see.this message was paid for by the googonhime foundation.
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