Kansas Boating Safety Course


VESSELS UNDER OARS OR PADDLES

Vessels under oars or paddles should exhibit the same navigation lights as sailing vessels if practical. However, non-motorized vessels less than 23 feet are only required to have on hand, one lantern or flashlight shining a white light that must be used between sunset and sunrise in all weather and during restricted visibilityAny condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes..

NAVIGATION LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR VESSELS UNDER OARS OR PADDLES AND SAILBOATS UNDER 23 FEET (about seven meters)

ROW BOATS/RAFTS
SAIL BOAT
CANOES/KAYAKS

VESSELS AT ANCHOR

Vessels less than seven meters (23 feet) are required to display an all-round white anchor lightan all-around white light displayed when anchored in or near a channel at night or during periods of restricted visibility when anchored in or near a channela marked and designated area where there is a known depth of water; boats may not usually anchor in a channel., in an area not designated as an anchorage area, or where other vessels normally navigate.

In anchoring situations other than those mentioned above, vessels less than 50 meters (164 feet) may show only a single all-around white light where it can best be seen.


NAVIGATION LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR ANCHORED VESSELS

 

FLASHLIGHTS

A flashlight should always be aboard any vessel at all times. One cannot predict when navigation lights will burn out or when day-trips will last through nightfall — a flashlight helps in preparation for unforeseen situations.

Flashlight