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why was the singlehand/lookout thread closed?
The arguments there are by OP and by those responding (yeah, us "bricks") is a discussion well worth having, and continuing, at least in my opinion.
OP, if ever in a collsion at sea (unlikely, but yeah it happens) will find a federal judge in the US, to be a "brick" about Rule 5, too.
Bottom line, if you had a collision, and weren't keeping a visual lookout "at all times", you won't get away without fault. Singlehanders are not an exception to rule 5--any more than would be a tanker crew who was "singlehanding" with no one on the bridge.
Not that I want to be a Moderator, nuh-uh.