Does my kayak need a navigation light?

I've always had a flashlight on my kayak but I'm considering putting a trolling motor on it. Does my kayak need navigation lights if it has a trolling motor attached?

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  • Yes, If you plan to paddle after sunset or before sunrise, you need to have a navigation light or a torch showing white light ready to deploy in sufficient time to prevent a collision.

  • Awesome, thank you. Ive been looking at different torches to carry and think Ive settled on this kayak specific navigation light. It breaks down easily so transportation won't be an issue. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/railblaza--visibility-kit-ii-with-light-and-flag

  • @LifeIsGood I have that same one, Railblaza light and flag kit, and it works great on my kayak! I also use a Coast waterproof flashlight that has a strobe mode. I custom made a clip in for it out of 3/4" PVC pipe thats mounted up towards my bow.

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