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Give way when hoisting the main?

So the purpose of this thread.

I was raising my main under power. 3/4 of the way up my halyard got tangled in the lazy jack. I could not lower nor raise my main.

While struggling with the main another sailboat under power is bearing down from starboard. The other vessel has the right of way I will concede. I asked the vessel to bear away (twice). The other captain pointed out I was under power and refused to alter course. (He needs to turn his sailboat because he doesn't deserve to own one)

I make it a point not to cross the bow of another boat raising their main just out of common courtesy. Wondered if other sailors practiced the same courtesy

1979 Mariner 28
Sailing out of Herrington Harbor North
Deale, MD
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