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Originally Posted by Ulladh View Post
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Chapter 10 I assume applies to most commercial vessels.
The second paragraph, and where I italicized it, applies to smaller vessels.

You're correct about being in the shipping lane. All boaters are responsible for avoiding collisions and damage so if you put yourself in a bad position, some of the fault will be yours.

By "coming off plane" you mean the act of coming down? It seems to me that if a power boater causes a larger wake coming off plane, shouldn't he or she make sure that they've throttled back in plenty of time before it becomes an issue? Maybe that means beginning the no wake leg way before other boats have to but it seems that would be the responsible thing to do. It's also about knowing your boat's characteristics.

I'm still smarting from the power boaters passing us at full speed in the narrow channel heading to St. Michaels, MD. Amazing lack of courtesy.
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