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graphic nature
06-22-2010, 01:10 AM
My cousin has a 04 Outback, and she doesn't have a rear light. She has a light on the top of the tower. Is the light on the top of the tower legal? or does she need to buy one for the rear? And will any universal light fit in the hole?

stretch55
06-22-2010, 01:49 AM
My cousin has a 04 Outback, and she doesn't have a rear light. She has a light on the top of the tower. Is the light on the top of the tower legal? or does she need to buy one for the rear? And will any universal light fit in the hole?

As long as you have one on the tower you are good to go! As a matter of fact I swapped mine out for a 12v DC plug in for the air pump so I can inflate and deflate the tubes for the kids.

SC_LSV
06-22-2010, 11:15 AM
Pretty sure law requires the light to be located at the highest, most visible location. Therefore on the tower would be correct. My LSV, like most wakeboats, is on the Tower and have never been stopped.

Even most center consoles with factory tee tops will have the light on the tee top. My fathers is aftermarket folding top, but DNR has never said anything to us as long as we have the light on.

SC_LSV

viking
06-22-2010, 12:42 PM
As long as you have one on the tower you are good to go! As a matter of fact I swapped mine out for a 12v DC plug in for the air pump so I can inflate and deflate the tubes for the kids.

Ditto..........You'll find alot of members on here have done this :)

sandm
06-22-2010, 01:10 PM
I got inspected the other day and the tower light is legal..

although interestingly enough, lake in boise inspects for lights only if you admit you will be on the lake after dark, lake in nampa that has hardcore cops that are about ticket writing force you to have lights, even tho the lake is only open from april 15-september 30 and has a curfew of 9pm, so you wouldn't be on the lake and need them..

Razzman
06-22-2010, 09:44 PM
It is legal and a factory standard with a tower.

jester
06-23-2010, 06:18 PM
I do boat inspections and yes the light on the tower is approved. The reason is because it is a white all around light meaning you can see it 360 degrees.

Below is a PDF for the Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check. If you get a check done from the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Aux it is above most local and state police do and it is recognized across the US.


http://forms.cgaux.org/archive/a7012.pdf

Below is another good site to see what you need and to find a Coast Guard or Power squadron person to do a check in your area. (Oregon People let me know since i can do vessel safety checks)

http://www.safetyseal.net/

stretch55
06-24-2010, 02:36 AM
I do boat inspections and yes the light on the tower is approved. The reason is because it is a white all around light meaning you can see it 360 degrees.

Below is a PDF for the Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check. If you get a check done from the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Aux it is above most local and state police do and it is recognized across the US.


http://forms.cgaux.org/archive/a7012.pdf

Below is another good site to see what you need and to find a Coast Guard or Power squadron person to do a check in your area. (Oregon People let me know since i can do vessel safety checks)

http://www.safetyseal.net/



Do you have the stickers. That go on the boat also like the county saftey inspections?

jester
06-24-2010, 12:23 PM
Do you have the stickers. That go on the boat also like the county saftey inspections?


Yes I can issue you a sticker when you pass.

stretch55
06-24-2010, 11:27 PM
Yes I can issue you a sticker when you pass.

Are you gonna be at the AWS buyers reunion Saturday?

jester
06-25-2010, 03:33 PM
Are you gonna be at the AWS buyers reunion Saturday?

Want to go but I now have to work on Saturday.