Originally Posted by sailorboy1
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.