Re: who had right away?
Hick, excellent advice from all posters, a tricky situation does require fore thought, mostly the rules apply, sometimes not so much, I agree a signal device is a good idea, here in the PNW they don't get used enough, learning has a long curve, glad your asking the questions though.
A final thought, getting some more training will increase your confidence in these matters, ASA has a good program, as do many others, check them out! SV Beulahmae Coronado 28
Puget Sound Wa.