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Old 07-16-2009
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Good call. you have right of way. But if you hit him, it's your fault. Slowing down is prudent and thus required, maybe you should have done it more than you did, to anticipate the possibility he was suddenly leeward or hit by backwind or other loss of control and thus rendered maneuvering with difficulty. If practicable, and it sounds like it was, you should have blasted horn 5 short to indicate danger before resorting to altering speed.
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