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Old 04-29-2013
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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

I too hate the "we're RACING" mentality that means that don't have to obey the rules.

However, as stated we were not moving very fast b/c of almost nonexistent wind and this guy basically came at us head on and was pissed b/c we didn't get out of his way.

He does NOT have rights as a "FISHING" vessel under Colregs. And you would be surprised how often I hear powerboaters say, Yeah, we were out fishing and trolling and this sailboater wouldn't get out of our way. Well, as the STAND ON vessel we are obligated to hold course until it becomes apparent there is risk of collision.
Interesting thing is this guy was a charter boat which means he has at least a OUPV (6pack) and should know better.
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