Required Navigation Lights: Manually Powered Boats
Manually powered boats are those that are paddled or rowed.
- If possible, these boats should carry the same lights required for sailboats that are the same length (Rule 25).
- If not possible, these boats must have on hand at least one lighted lantern, flashlight, or electric torch shining a white light as shown above to meet the navigation lights requirement (Rule 25).
- A watertight flashlight meets the navigation lights requirement for non-powered boats that are 7 metres (22.9 feet) or less in length.
To prevent a collision, pleasure craft operators should never leave shore without a watertight flashlight. Even if you plan to return before dark, unforeseen developments might delay your return past nightfall.