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Old 04-07-2013, 17:50   #46
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Re: Who has right of way?

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This is an over simplification.
stand On , does actually mean stand your ground. But only up to a point. ( and that point is clearly defined)

Dave
Actually your point serves the discussion well. (That point) Is NOT clearly defined among differing caliber of boaters, and on differing handling vessels who have vastly different experience, and know (or are aware of) nothing of the other users of the waterway. "That Point" us subject to education, and instruction that all vessels are NOT alike, and there is another point of view out there.

To be able to discern whether 'risk of collision' exists would have to take account of both vessels manueverability. All too often I see Small Boats coming within a good golf drive of my bow, all to dart away at the last minute. Power driven vessels crossing under my bow, out of my line of sight, and Kayakers out at night, UNlit, and I see them a dozen feet or so along side me. Scary. To them, they are 'just fine'. To me they are almost toast. When I am at a mile, I have already done my avoidance manuver. Anything else is pure luck. When the Yacht does the 'nautical squirrel' right in front of me, I am just about powerless to get out of his way.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:01   #47
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Re: Who has right of way?

It doesn't happen?


Or here Now for the fun part. Look at the Escort tug on the stern of the ship. It is actually tethered to the ship. The next sailboat almost cuts between them too! This is what I deal with almost every weekend on the river and sound. Stop the Insanity.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:05   #48
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Re: Who has right of way?

It's just too much fun Litterally
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:13   #49
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Re: Who has right of way?

Just lash the boom to the Port side so that you're on Starboard and take it from there!! LOL
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Old 24-07-2013, 04:46   #50
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Re: Who has right of way?

Yes Pyrate, you are quite correct. When we train our Skippers Ticket students at Perth Boat School we keep telling students that right of way only applies until you hit the other boat - and at that time you are also in the wrong - because of Rule 2.

The rules and laws are for the lawyers, but as common sense doesnt always exist - we need to try to train it to them...

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