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Re: Close call! Who had rights?

Originally Posted by CaptTom View Post
That's what I thought (see my previous post.) If I can be proven wrong I'll gladly stand corrected and chalk it up as a learning opportunity. But CapnBill, if you can point me to something in writing to confirm what we both said, I'd appreciate it.

And David, thanks for the heads-up on that book, looks like the kind of thing I'd like.

I gave you some expert views in this post.


Vessels using only their sails for propulsion are included, even though they may be fitted with an engine. Operation of the engine to generate electricity or to heat water, for example, does not make the sailing vessel a power-driven vessel, so long as the propeller (or paddle wheel) is not engaged. Rule 18 tells us what the responsibilities of sailing vessels are with respect to other types of vessels, and Rule 12 does the same with respect to other sailing vessels.

If my engine is running in neutral and I have to use the engine to avoid a collision, I will convert my sailing vessel to a power driven vessel by engaging the transmission. Then I will probably hit the throttle as well.

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