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06-09-2007 07:15 AM
sailingdog Also, remember that the ultimate responsibility is to avoid a collision if at all possible. It doesn't really matter who has right of way—both parties have a responsibility to avoid collision under COLREGS. In some legal cases, the party that had "right of way" was found to be responsible financially, since they did not take appropriate action to avoid collision.
06-09-2007 04:33 AM
sailaway21 To really thoroughly understand the rules of the road takes quite a bit of time in the book. Just ask anyone who's sat for a USCG license. For most, that is time they will not spend. A decent working knowledge can be had, and should be pursued, without commiting to memory the details necessary for licensing.

A word of advise I would offer, that may be of aid to those found in a situation where they are unclear as to their responsibility, is to make course alterations early and substantial. Small progressive course alterations have been the root cause of many a collision or near collision.

At sea, at night or restricted visibility, while on watch on an ocean-going ship I would quite often make a substantial course change, say 45 degrees, just for the purpose of "showing her a red". Another vessel seeing this, while on my starboard bow, would have no doubt that my intension was to pass under his stern. As you open, you can then start walking back around towards original course. This technique works well on radar also, providing a display showing a large bearing drift.
06-09-2007 01:02 AM
Siamese I second the notion of owning a copy of Chapman's. Venturing onto the waterways without a good understanding of the rights of way is irresponsible, inconsiderate, rude and dangerous.

All the rules you really need to know fill less than a page, and yet everytime I go for a sail, there's at least one nitwit who insists on remaining on a collision course with me despite the fact that I have the right of way.

Who can tell whether they don't know or just don't care?

Good for you for seeking this info. Chapman's.
06-08-2007 09:47 PM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by btrayfors
IMHO, it's unfortunately the case that most boaters afloat these days haven't a clue, regarding Rules of the Road or any of the rudimentary principles of navigation. I wish it weren't so, but my observation and experience tells me it is.

What to do?

I think one needs to follow the sage advice of an old San Francisco harbor pilot:

"There's only one Rule of the Road which makes any sense: GIVE WAY TO TONNAGE".

Amen.

Bill
That would be a ship that has the "Right of Weight".
06-08-2007 06:18 PM
btrayfors IMHO, it's unfortunately the case that most boaters afloat these days haven't a clue, regarding Rules of the Road or any of the rudimentary principles of navigation. I wish it weren't so, but my observation and experience tells me it is.

What to do?

I think one needs to follow the sage advice of an old San Francisco harbor pilot:

"There's only one Rule of the Road which makes any sense: GIVE WAY TO TONNAGE".

Amen.

Bill
06-08-2007 06:02 PM
USCGRET1990 Get ya the book Chapman's Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handlingand keep it onboard Incase ya fergit...
06-08-2007 01:12 PM
cajunpie Thank you soooo much for your quick reply. I'll check out that website momentarily.

Cheers to you also and have a great weekend!
06-08-2007 12:41 PM
pmoyer
Sailing knowlege calendar

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Originally Posted by cajunpie
pmoyer, I would be interested in knowing where your kids got the sailing knowledge calendar. Sounds like a great gift idea. Can you find out and let me know. Thanks!
They got it at Boater's World around Christmastime. It's called "NautiBenders", and the publisher's web site is Nautical Books, Calendars and Games for Boaters from Penchant Publishing.

Cheers!
06-08-2007 12:28 PM
cajunpie
sailing knowledge calendar

pmoyer, I would be interested in knowing where your kids got the sailing knowledge calendar. Sounds like a great gift idea. Can you find out and let me know. Thanks!
06-08-2007 10:01 AM
CapnHand
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Originally Posted by mwrohde
I learned last Saturday night "the 50' rental houseboat has right-of-way". I yelled at him, though.
1000 foot freighters also have the right of way.
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