Ring King wrote:
What is required?^^ This!! ^^
Or what is safe?
I believe all that is required is a flashlight that can be turned on "when needed".
What is safe? That's up to interpretation, but at minimum an all around 360 degree white light is better than nothing. You Visicarbon Pro will be great, just make sure that the light is higher than your head when seated in the high position or you're kind of defeating the purpose. Some reflective tape will also help assuming that the "not always so brilliant" power boaters are running lights themselves. That has always been the issue for me is that the power boaters cut their lights off to prevent the glare from interfering with their night vision. This makes it easier for them to see, but then they themselves can not be seen. There's not perfect answer other than take more than is required, pay attention to your surroundings, and always be listening for a power boat or the sound of a wake headed your way!
Perfect choice going with the YakAttack VISICarbon Pro
I would add a quality tactical LED (minimum 300 lumen) flashlight to your night fishing arsenal, one that has the STROBE feature....irritating as hell, will definitely get they're attention.
I would avoid the port/starboard green/red lights.
I would rather be thought of as a boat at anchor, unable to move as opposed to being seen as a boat under-power with the ability to navigate out of they're way,