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Old 05-29-2014, 03:23 PM   #41
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Keep in mind, laws like that seem to be more in place for liability purposes. Similar to traffic fault laws. Don't ever rely on those laws to prevent accidents, they just help us point a finger if an accident does happen.

Always assume the other guy is a blindfolded crackhead with his shoe on fire.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:01 PM   #42
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Captain Davey those are the laws as written and enforced. You may think they are not right but until they are changed they are the laws upheld by the courts of the land. The "right of way" terminology was changed to make it more specific. The give way and stand on rules both are specific in that each must do their utmost to avoid collision in the event that other boat is oblivious. So rather than be so fixated on "right of way" why not just have a good time boating while maintaining situational awareness just in case other people out there aren't.
I agree Kim. I didn't mean to be harsh on you per se. Sorry if I came off that way. It just seems to be very vague. In the end, I am not going to run into anything if I can help it.

I just wish more boaters knew the basics. Tired of them cutting across giving the bird when they are the vessel that is supposed to yield. How do you think the collision off of Portofino happened? Most likely they didn't know the rules of navigation.
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Its no difference whether its boaters, jet ski's, yaks, Pier or bridge or surf fishers. 50 % of them are idiots as a guess. Gives the rest a bad name. If u point a vessel at mine because its bigger , That can backfire on u in due time. We all understand some out there are at work with paying customers. That's the decision they made. Deal with it just as Pier fishers have to deal with it all the time. Some feel since they have a boat, The can do what they want. Boat names & numbers will help with their actions. I still owe a certain Capn from Orange Bch a Discussion. He wont like it. Its a wide world out there on the water but we choose to get rite up besides each other just like when someone parks their car way out in the parking lot away from everyone, Someone will park rite besides it anyway.
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Between not knowing the rules of navigation and not knowing Ramp etiquette, it's no wonder more people aren't getting hurt.
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