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Old 12-03-2012, 08:09 PM   #17
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Also wouldn't think I'd sound a horn unless visibility was reduced to nearly 1 mile as that's the theoretical range of my horn. Most pleasure boats' horns have a range of half a mile. ... Presume the "canned" horns have a similar range as that's minimum range for small boats. Have little doubt I would have heard his horn, if sounded. My engine was not running, as I was anchored.

The boat pictured on post #1 was about an eighth of a mile away. I'm saying its captain wasn't operating prudently.
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