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post #41 of Old 04-30-2013
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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

Originally Posted by overbored View Post
try an argue that to a Judge. But Judge if I would have turned to miss the sailboat my fishing lines would have gotten tangled.
It's not the judge that would matter.

It's what I'm doing right then and there when your fragile little sailboat is CBDR with my larger and more powerful gas guzzler.

I'll sit there and yell at you (as in the OP's story) and insist I have the "right of way" -- because I read somewhere that boats fishing (as I am) have the right of way. And I don't want to reel my lines in and can't really turn without tangling them.

My point is that the rules aren't that plain or clear to the casual mariner and can and are interpreted however benefits them -- so I fault the rules partly.
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