Back on the subject here.
I have been reading this thread and I have to wonder how:
Being in an Anchorage and getting hit by a power boat
going 100 mph with a captain
that is both drunk and tripping is anywhere close to being in the way of a boat doing 20 knots while hove to and lights blazing on deck
is boat under sail has right of way. I know in a Utopian society this would actually work but a boat hove to does maybe a knot
or two if that.
So if I am down below with lights blazing on deck
and having a good sleep hove to in calm seas. Then a boat under power comes along and smacks me with a crew of four or more how am I at fault again? And let's face it if the seas are ten feet I'm not getting a lot of sleep. I'm in the middle of something I need to be at the helm
I understand that we are all responsible to be safe but I don't understand how I am going to damage anything hove to in the middle of a calm sea and going 4 miles and hour at best. Please ! Enlighten me!