Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Failure to use the required navigation lights is one of the leading causes of boating fatalities in Georgia. Lights must be used when away from the dock between sunset and sunrise or during periods of low visibility. Required navigation lights differ depending on boat type and size.
Figure 1. Power-Driven Class A Or Class 1 Boats
Power-Driven Class A And Class 1 Boats When Underway
These boats must exhibit the lights as shown in figure1. Remember, power-driven boats include sailboats operating under power. Required lights are:
Figure 2. Wind Driven Sailboats
Wind-Driven Sailboats When Underway
Class A, Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 sailboats must exhibit the lights as shown in figure 2. Required lights are:
Figure 3. Non-Motorized Class A Boats (Except Sailboats)
Non-Motorized Boats (Except Sailboats) When Underway
Boats that are paddled, poled and rowed must have on hand a white light. Requirements are:
All Boats When Not Underway
All boats are required to use an all-round white light whenever they are moored or anchored away from dock between sunset and sunrise
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