Re: Give way when hoisting the main?
nolatum - I want you for my attorney should I ever need one!
Legal question, out of curiosity: If the sailboat engaged gear and attempted to avoid collision, but the a$$hat ran him down anyway - who would be at fault then? Still 50/50? Sailboat didn't have a crystal ball to see what a$$hat was going to do and failed to engage power soon enough to avoid a madman intent on running him down?
Just curious. I grew up in a legal family, and in a lawfirm. But maritime law was never my speciality, and I realize how very little I know of maritime law.
Thanks in advance.