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So let''s see - somehow when the drunk guy, with no lights, was speeding through the 50+ anchored boats, at night, and ran over your dink, they couldn''t find him at fault for anything other than BUI? I''d like to see the rule you were breaking by having your dinghy tied close to your boat, while showing what probably 100% of us deem proper lighting while at anchor outside a channel, and not in a designated anchorage. If there is a rule you were breaking according to the BOOK, not some CG attorney''s whim, fine. But the ridiculous part is how negligent the other guy was, and yet you were still found at fault to some extent. did the attorney cite a specific rule? If so, let us all know - I can''t imagine this is as rare a situation as we may wish to think.
Sometimes it''s just a case of common sense. Unfortunately, common sense isn''t always so common under our legal system. incredible story.
I wonder if I was at fault for not having my porchlight on when a drunk driver slammed through my bedroom wall at 90mph while I was sleeping in there at 2.a.m. (yes, that really happened) Surprised I didn''t get sued, eh? These days...whew!