Originally Posted by chucklesR
Could be just me being picky.
I have no problems with horn blasts it's just not part of the "stating your intentions early" part of avoiding a collision.
The problem we face in Maine is lobster pots. Often times a maneuver to avoid a lobster pot may be mistaken as a course change so it's very important to monitor the VHF and to get back on desired compass course ASAP after avoiding a pot if you are the "stand on" vessel..