Boat day shape DX0012M

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Day Signals or Day Shapes are used for communcation . There are five types of day shapes: Circle, Diamond, Cone Apex Pointed Up, Cone Apex Pointed Down, and a Cylinder. All day shapes are black in color. See the USCG Navigational Rules. 1) At Anchor - Single round ball 2) Aground - Three round balls in a vertical line. 3) Making way with sails up and motor on - Inverted cone ( only required for sailboats, 12 meters or larger ). 4) Dredging or making way with an obstruction on one side - Two green lights or two diamonds in a vertical line to indicate the side safe to pass. ( Diamonds are a sailors best friend - Thus, safe to pass. ) Two red lights or two circles in a vertical line to indicate the side which has the obstruction. 5) Vessel not under command - Two round balls in a straight line. 6) Vessel restrained by draft - A cylinder. 7) Vessel restricted in her maneuverability - Three shapes in a straight line. The top and the bottom are a ball and the middle is a diamond. 8) Vessel engaged in fishing - Two cones in a vertical line with their apexes pointed at the center


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