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Old 01-12-2020, 14:45   #76
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No collision occurred so all's well, and all that. If a collision had occurred, the blame would have been on both vessels but mostly on the powerboat. The powerboat should have kept clear in the first place. The incident boils down to not so much a master stroke of seamanship, but TWO boaters behaving badly that somehow, as it often happens, did not collide in spite of irresponsible maneuvering.
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Old 01-12-2020, 14:55   #77
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Image how GREAT it would be if people could think and not do foolish things making rules unneeded.
That's an extremely foolish statement.



COLREGS are not there because people do "foolish things".
The "foolish thing" is not following the rules.



If there were no rules, how would a prudent skipper know what action to take when two vessels were converging on the same point in space/time? Any action or inaction would be just as likely to make the situation worse.
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Re: Colregs again

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Well said and well thought out, Stu.

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