Agree 100% in following the rules the way they are. As I stated in another post, however, US Coast Guard Regulations do not apply to my lake because there is no physical way to boat to the coast. I follow all the laws and regulations that do apply to my lake. None of those laws or regulations forbid me from running lights in addition to the traditional red/green/white. (We can't display flashing blue lights and docking lights are to be used only for docking.) With the history on my lake, I feel A LOT safer with the additional lights.Not trying to be argumentative, and just stating why the rules are as they are.