A long time pet peeve of mine is improper lighting on watercraft at night. Coming into sea kayaking from commercial boating and yachting with a lot of night time navigation, the use of proper lights is quite important to me. Navigation lights let a knowlegable boater know what type of craft he or she is looking at. Use of improper lights could make another boater assume you are a power boat (with speed and maneuverablity to avoid a collision) or perhaps even indicate you are in distress.
I'd like to know what kayakers use to make their presence known while paddling at night and if they give any thought to what their chosen means might accidently signal to other boaters.
Edited by mikekayak (04/13/06 09:41 PM)
Sea Kayaker Magazine