Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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Re: Close call! Who had rights?
The transmission must be engaged to be a power driven vessel. If you wish I can post some responses I received by email.
Exactly how is the other boat to note whether or not the transmission is engaged?
If I can see exhaust and water from the stern so I know the motor is running and therefore it's a motor boat, simply knocking it out of gear does NOT enable a skipper to say I'm a sailing vessel and have right of way.
Rule 14 applies here, two POWER driven vessels meeting head on, both turn to the right. No restrictions had been posted.
Rule 17, everything to avoid a collision, not play legal games.
I really don't care about the responses you got via email.
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