some of us have been having questions about equipment regulations for fishing in the open ocean from a kayak at night. from my understanding you have to have an electronic signal torch at the very least. do you have to have a 360 degree white light? are running lights mandatory? i dont think so but want to clarify. and no, just dont go out there in a kayak, is not the answer.
im wondering what the actual laws are, not what the coast guard prefers so they dont get calls. also is there someone we can contact to let them know in advance we will be out there to avoid them going out on a call?