Originally Posted by chrisncate
Wait, I was told sailing vessels have the right of way, so ...shouldn't be an issue...(rimshot/cymbal).....
Not over commercial vessels that are restricted in their ability to maneuver.... (rimshot/cymbal)
Seriously, a barge or container ship in my neck of the woods will absolutely turn you to splinters if you don't get out of the way and you would be found liable for the scratches on their bow. Practice getting that O/B installed in seconds.
We won't start the whole thing again. Boats sailed without engines for centuries. I wish you the best with it. They just didn't do it on the ICW with modern conflicting traffic.