I have wired up my boat with LED bow lights and a back-up light from Advance Auto parts mounted on a piece of PVC pipe (a $4 alternative to the $35 stern lights on the internet). LEDs can be seen for 1mi and i have two of them; they should keep me legal. Let me know what you think! Also, I have a question. that stern light has to be bright enough to be seen for 2 miles. it's super bright! Does anyone know if you have to keep that light on while you're anchored? I fear it will have an adverse effect on cat fishing if it has to be on. here's a pic of boat before the paint: http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._128627881729_689756729_2394268_2939010_n.jpg Thanks for the help.