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Fig. 3: Navigation lights on unpowered vessels less than 23 feet long
To prevent a collision, vessel operators should never leave shore without a flashlight. Even if you plan to return before dark, unforeseen developments might delay your return past nightfall.

If less than 23.0 feet (7 meters) then, these vessels should, if practical, exhibit the same lights as required for unpowered vessels less than 65.6 feet in length.

All Unpowered Vessels on New Mexico State Waters
When underway and not underway on New Mexico state waters, unpowered vessels are required to have on hand at least one lantern or flashlight shining a white light, which must be exhibited in time to prevent collision. As shown in illustration 3, the light must be visible in all directions whenever they are underway or moored or anchored outside a designated mooring area between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise.