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Old 09-06-2015, 10:46 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by BandB View Post
Combine that with:

This is the grave of Mike ODay
Who died maintaining his right of way.
His right was clear, his will was strong,
But hes just as dead as if hed been wrong.

I've seen people more interested in asserting their rights or arguing navigation rules than just doing the common sense thing and backing away to avoid an accident. If you can avert an accident or even a stressful situation, then just do so. I've stopped completely when in a narrow way or approaching congestion just to let the others clear. You see a madhouse occasionally on a bridge opening.
Actually, it is really not an option. Here in the US, it is in the regs. Superceding all other rules a vessel MUST do all possible to avoid a collision.
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