Small boats can be difficult to see in the best of conditions, particularly by larger, power-driven vessels approaching at high speeds. It is critical that you be able to make yourself as visible as possible.
Use your light(s) in the following situations:
- When the paddlecraft is away from the dock between sunset and sunrise, including when the boat is moored or anchored
- When visibility is limited, for example during fog or rain
Check with your state’s boating agency for any specific requirements for navigation lights.