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post #6 of Old 12-12-2002
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Fishing Vessel?

Your fishing friends sound like the truckers on the interstate. They are working so the cars had better get out of their way!!!!
With this logic a man driving home from a hard day at work has special rights to run cars filled with people going to dinner off of the road!!! Heaven help someone walking or on a bike!!!!
Actually I have no experience with commercial fishermen. I have met a few powerboaters with an attitude. I do what it takes to avoid a collison even when I''m clearly the stand on vessel. But as I understand the rules you are also liable if you cause an accident by not standing on when you are the burdened vessel.
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