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Man rowing boat with navigation light

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.

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