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Stern Light Law For Night Shrimping. (how To Cut Down The Glare)

Discussion in 'Shrimping Chatter = Anything To Do With Shrimping' started by Jeepster, Feb 7, 2020.


  1. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
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    I was informed by a shrimping buddy that the stern light must be on while anchored and shrimping. Any suggestions on killing the blinding glare from this light?
     
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  2. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Mate

    I wonder why they are cracking down on this now. But maybe get a different bulb
     
  3. Fishfinder

    Fishfinder Blackbeard

    My understanding is that whenever you are anchored between dusk and dawn, the stern light must be on
     
  4. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    put a plastic cup over it.
     
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  5. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
    Thread Started By

    Cool beans. The most simple fixes can be the best fixes.
     
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  6. Roadhammer

    Roadhammer Cabin Boy

    You can dim it a little, cups work. Regs. require it to be visible 360. Although the way some boaters drive at night one would assume they don't see any lights....
     
  7. Shallowminded6

    Shallowminded6 Greenhorn

    Just make sure it is clear plastic so it is still visible. Im sure you will still get pulled over otherwise.
     
  8. famous82

    famous82 Pirate

    Yeah, that anchor light needs to remain visible. But I agree with you, the glare can be a pain.
     
  9. Tarpun

    Tarpun Pirate

    My stern light is mounted 6 1/2' above the deck with a round 4" black disk at the base of the bulb. No glare in my eyes or on the deck.
     
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  10. mrfish1963

    mrfish1963 Greenhorn

    I like that idea, the glare from mine blinds me terribly, I am going to give it a try on my next trip
     

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