Thread: PWC Nite Lites
04-29-2007, 01:23 AM #1
PWC Nite Lites
Has anyone ever mounted small lights on the bow and stern to be legal if caught out around sunset or after dark? Any ideas how to do it? Thanks.
04-29-2007, 02:40 AM #2
check your laws in texas it dosent have anything to do with lights but rather the class of boat..no PWCs after dusk or before sunrise I think its more to do with us riding on our boats and not inside our boats
04-29-2007, 05:20 AM #3
I looked into it before in texas.
basicly the same reason we cant waterski at night. there more worried about you getting run over if you fall off..
04-29-2007, 06:46 AM #4
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- SE Texas
Fall off ????
04-29-2007, 11:46 AM #5
04-29-2007, 12:37 PM #6
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Yes, in most states it`s the craft type, size of craft, power of craft etc...
rightly so, you (not meaning you) shouldn`t go screaming around doing 60 in the dark...PR...
04-29-2007, 12:50 PM #7
The state of Va. classifies a vessel that is san on to ride is considered a PWC. So if you can sit inside of it than you could be classified as a boat and everything would be OK. Va will only alow PWC to operate from dawn to dusk.
04-29-2007, 09:53 PM #8
just ride like hell, they cant catch what they cant find!!!
i have ridden home completely in the dark.
its amazing how well your eyes adjust.
beware: i know the waters around my house and all the trails like the back of my hand, and i stayed FAR away from houses and docks.
i rode all the way thru marsh trails.
at least with a ski , you dont have to worry about running aground, you only need a few inchs of water to skim across in the shallow spots!!
unless you ride onto the beach, your not gonna run aground!!!
but its real easy to get decapitated by a dock you couldnt see
04-29-2007, 09:58 PM #9
04-30-2007, 12:46 AM #10
Thanks for the input. I checked, and the dawn to dusk rule for PWCs seems to apply here in WA too. It seems unfair tho since kayakers can definitely operate here at nite with lites. I agree that they can't catch what they can't see--I rarely see the CG or local sheriff boat here on Puget Sound--occasionally I see Homeland Security tho and they got bow mounted 50 caliber gatlings!
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