Portable Boat Navigation Lights

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If you want to extend the time you can be in your boat, canoe or kayak, you need some boat lights to be safe and to be legal. But if want boat lights but don’t want to have to wire your boat and carry a battery, the best option is to equip your boat with some portable navigation boat lights. These boat lights can be clamped on to the bow and the stern of your particular watercraft quite easily. These are battery powered boat lights that provide all the light you need to be seen on the water at night. As you know, boats being operated at night are required to have lights, red and green on the bow and a white light on the stern.

There are lots of boat lights to choose from, all of them are similar, with the traditional red and green directional light. Here is one very much like the one I use on my aluminum fishing boat.

Aqua Signal LED Portable Bow Light (C-Clamp/Suction)Boating Navigation Lights)

As you can see, this bow light can be clamped on to the boat, or use the suction cup, which is particularly useful for kayaks, canoes and inflatable boats.

For the stern light, you need to show a ‘white’ light. I like one that is fairly tall so it can be seen and as well, it provides a little light inside the boat. I use one like this Aqua Signal LED Portable Stern Light (C-Clamp/U-Bracket)Boating Navigation Lights) which is quite servicable and does the job well.
It’s easy to install and take off, or you can mount it more permanently, for a secure attachment.

There ya go, there is no excuse for you to be out on the lake in your boat at night without lights. It’s dangerous. These lights will help to make you visible and tell other boaters that you are out there and the direction you are travelling.
Aqua Signal LED Portable Stern Light (C-Clamp/U-Bracket)Boating Navigation Lights)

Aqua Signal LED Portable Bow Light (C-Clamp/Suction)Boating Navigation Lights)


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