Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SW Michigan
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Re: Close call! Who had rights?
I have one simple rule ... I don't care who is "in the right", I do what ever is necessary to avoid a collision. Being right doesn't do ya much good if you're underwater.
I don't expect anything, from anyone else, whether I should be able to or not. My boat, my responsibility, period.
WELL SAID. It's like sailing across a 150' M/V I would avoid that as tonnage wins. AVOID AVOID AVOID no matter who is right. Nothing bad happened so it doesn't matter who was right.
Try this motor drifting on the 4th of july in the dark with a 1000 boats on Lake Michigan of which 50 or so have no navigation lights and only know how to catch fish or water ski/tube going CCW on a small inland.
You won't see the fireworks as you are to busy keeping an eye on other boats even anchored or not.
S/V "Sailmates" 1973 IRWIN 32 Classic
I want to live and sail forever, so far so good[/SIGPIC]