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post #37 of Old 04-30-2013
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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
Agreed. "I caused/was willing to cause thousands of dollars worth of damage and risked lives to save $300 worth of lures and lines"" is probably not a persuasive argument.
Risked lives? If the sailboat was just drifting along I doubt any collision that did more than mar the paint was possible.

If you could factor out the Sail v. Power portion (you can't, but...) I would think a commercial vessel, pursuing its livelihood, with some degree of restricted movement, would/should have rights over a recreational vessel out for a fun day on the water.

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