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AlanP

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Trawler running lights
« on: February 27, 2011, 08:27:11 PM »

Could anyone help me with trawler lights, the Shrimper/trawler that I am building would be 56ft and I am unsure about the lighting, I'm OK with the stern light and the mast head light but a lot of fishing boats seem to have red and green on the mast, sometimes in pairs as with the Maggie M.
Any help or pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.   :-))



Alan
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nhp651

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 09:16:40 PM »

hi alan.......there was an article about just that in a recent model boats mag.........i'll try and find it tomorrow.....remind me tomorrow night, unless someone has it close at hand.....it had all the combinations of lights on it.....very good it was too.

neil.
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AlanP

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 10:06:50 PM »

Cheers Neil  :-))  which forum shall I remind you on  :}
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nhp651

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 10:18:18 PM »

both matey.....the more help i get in life, the better, lol {-) {-) {-) {-)
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pugwash

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 11:46:46 PM »

Alan P lights on fishing boats as follows - in addition to the navigation lights vessel trawling all round green light above all round white llight
- trawler hauling nets all round white light above all round red light  - trawler shooting nets all round white above all round white.
vessel fishing other than trawling all round red above all round white.
only other fishing boat lights - vessel using a purse seine net flashing yellow light above all round white
- juist thought - pair trawling same as trawlers except both vessels the show a search light forward and towards other vessel
_ I might add when you see these coming straight towards you when you re in a slow moving sailing yacht off the Spanish coast
at night the pucker factor kicks in.
hope this helps
Geoff

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nhp651

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 09:45:05 AM »

fine fella geoff.........I can't find the mag anywhere at the moment,
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jules64

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 12:34:56 PM »

Alan

Please see the following site, it may be of some use.

http://www.bosunsmate.org/seamanship/lights.php

Not sure about how regs apply to Europe, perhaps someone else can advise on this?

Best wishes
Jules
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pugwash

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 12:38:17 PM »

Jules the details I gave are out of Reeds skippers Handbook which are taken from the International Rules of the road so they are the European rules

Geoff
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AlanP

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 05:01:10 PM »

Well you have done me proud there chaps, in writing and illustrated as well, love pictures.
Ill always get my lighting right now  :-))

Thanks again Alan
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wbeedie

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 10:27:28 PM »

Green over white for moblie fishing, red over white for static gear , to amber lights flashing for pelagic trawl , search lights very seldom get done for pair trawl but remember to be able to do to red over red as well for not under command  standard port and starboard and all round mast head and for a daylight signal to cones with the tips touching in the middle
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AlanP

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 03:44:34 PM »

Thanks for that wbeedie, good explanation   :-))
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farrow

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Re: Trawler running lights
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2011, 09:34:09 PM »

Red over Red lights with normal nav lights etc, meens net stuck on a bottom obstruction. Not under command lights shown with side lights if  making way and no nav lights if underway ie no propulsion being used.
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