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Re: who had right away?
Getting us back to the two (and only two) questions posed in the OP;
Originally Posted by smallboatlover
so what should i have done diffrently? or who was right?
Answer to question 1: You should have stayed out of his way. You should not have hailed him on the radio to share your "few choice works".
Answer to question 2: my interpretation of COLREGS as they apply to the scenario that you outline is that you were the stand on vessel - therefore, you could be considered "in the right." However, as several of us have suggested, Lobstermen don't really care.
Last edited by eherlihy; 10-14-2012 at 10:33 AM.