Dear boaters, what are 'running lights' on a boat/yacht?

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  • 6 months ago
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    "A navigation light, also known as a running or position light, is a source of illumination on a vessel, aircraft or spacecraft. Navigation lights give information on a craft's position, heading, and status. Their placement is mandated by international conventions or civil authorities. Navigation lights are not intended to provide illumination for the craft making the passage, only for other craft to be aware of it."

    Generally for boating you put a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side so that you can tell which direction the boat is heading.

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  • zipper
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    6 months ago

    You have a Red and green light on the front of the boat and a single stern light in back on smaller boats, two on larger boats these are your running lights. They tell other boaters which direction you are going and if your coarses mite intersect or not. They are there for over all safety!

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Same as airplanes... Red on the left, green on the right and a white light high up in the center.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Dear Dumbass, You're not helpless. Please learn to use Google, other internet search engines, an encyclopedia or Wikipedia, or a dictionary.

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    the coloured lights on the outside so other boat can see what direction you are going in

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  • 6 months ago

    They are the small lights on the hull like parking lights on a car, that one tens on to make it more visible to other boats in hazy, foggy, or darkening conditions.

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