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Re: Close call! Who had rights?
Ok, got it. You were pointed 20 degrees toward the other boat. If he was fully past your bow, there is no inherent conflict, as your presumed direction of travel couldn't collide. Whomever stopped first would have been the one to cause the collision. Somehow, our both got in that position.
If he wasn't fully past your bow, and you could see any of his vessel directly ahead, then he was to your starboard. If even only his transom, he had rights.
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