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Re: who had right away?
When ever I hear someone use the term "Right of Way" as related to boats I immediately assume, perhaps incorrectly, that he/she has no clue as to the COLREGS...
I'm sure you are right to some degree. I will bet most boaters have never actually read any part of the COLREGS. At best, they were taught these rules in some other type of formal training.
However, I think the term right-of-way is often used as slang for the concept of stand-on and give-way, but doesn't suggest as much a misunderstanding of the rules as we may think.
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Last edited by Minnewaska; 11-01-2012 at 11:46 AM.