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VISICarbon Pro - USCG certified?

Discussion in 'Visibility' started by TxSpeedster, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. TxSpeedster

    TxSpeedster New Member

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    Is the VisiCarbon Pro USCG certified?

    I purchased the VisiCarbon Pro and have been satisfied with it so far, but have recently found out that it may not be legal for use at night on either a powered kayak or a kayak at anchor. I looked all over the unit I have for the USCG 2NM certification and found nothing. The YakAttack site says nothing about USCG certification.

    So is the VisiCarbon Pro USCG certified? And if not; why not?

     
  2. Yak Chum

    Yak Chum Administrator Staff Member

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    It is not USCG certified per say, but is within the guidelines for a boat under 16' in length. All that is required is a 360° light with no obstructions. Once you power a boat then its a fine line but I do believe you should have nav lights (red & green) and the 360° white light for an anchor light flared and a fire extinguisher..

    Sorry for the delay on the response as I have been crazy busy relocating.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I upgraded my VisiCarbon Pro with the 4 LED module and have nothing but good things to say about it. I paddle non-navigable waterways (according to USCG definitions) for the most part so my kayak is good to go. However when I have recommended the light to others the certification issue comes up now and again.
     
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