Yes - 34 (a) applies to power-driven vessels. 34(d), the five or more rule applies to all vessels.
Note to self - be specific.
I spend virtually no time in US inland waters, but I should probably know them, in case. The Canadian Modifications are tougher to understand - so I am focusing on them.
I have read little discussion of altering speed, by easing sails or luffing up, as a means of avoiding collisions.
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