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post #38 of Old 10-11-2012
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Re: Close call! Who had rights?

Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
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.
Really?? I would think the big white sails would be a pretty good indication the vessel was under sail

The exhaust does not make the vessel a powerboat.... Only mechanical propulsion can do that.... Btw... How do you know the water coming out the aft end of that boat under sail isn't from a generator.... ??
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