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Old 07-06-2018, 12:13 AM   #41
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Letís say you are a 1920ís boat. Letís say you have no transmission and you have to switch your valves and start your engine backwards to reverse. Lets say the channel is only as wide as your boat. Letís say the SUP made an unexpected 90 degree course change, you react by shutting off the power your crew switch the valves and you start the engine backwards but itís too late and your momentum carries you into contact with the SUP. Now you have a case for claiming rights as a boat ristricted in its ability to maneuver


Not RAM. Restricted means Ďby some unusual circumstanceí. If (and I think you are making a scenario) you had a vessel with this type of controls she would not be Restricted, but that is the ordinary method of control and you as the operator should make allowances for this operation in your usual maneuvering. If you have a pig of a boat that has terrible handling characteristics this must be part of Ďnormalí operations. Wishing these parameters to Ďexcuseí you from having to maneuver would be folly.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:21 AM   #42
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To make another example of folly. I was anchored 3 miles off Galveston two weeks ago. This is what showed up. (Reminding of DHS 75 yard security zones for commercial vessels not withstanding)Click image for larger version

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ID:	78219. Not only did these five intrepid adventurers find us 3 miles offshore, they hung around for about 3 hours then headed back to shore. What they didnít know..... this is what we caught about 2 hours prior to their arrival. Click image for larger version

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ID:	78220. A 5 1/2í black tip shark.
But what do I know. It would seem accurate that some people are blissfully unaware. Size, channel, maneuverability, intelligence.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:46 AM   #43
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Not RAM. Restricted means ‘by some unusual circumstance’. If (and I think you are making a scenario) you had a vessel with this type of controls she would not be Restricted, but that is the ordinary method of control and you as the operator should make allowances for this operation in your usual maneuvering. If you have a pig of a boat that has terrible handling characteristics this must be part of ‘normal’ operations. Wishing these parameters to ‘excuse’ you from having to maneuver would be folly.
That was my exact point. I had a whole lot of if’s and then I ended it with you had a case, not that you were in the right.
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What your big hurry? Why didn't you just pull it into nuetral an let her go by. If there had been an accident you would have been up S creek! Technically she has the right away.
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What your big hurry? Why didn't you just pull it into nuetral an let her go by. If there had been an accident you would have been up S creek! Technically she has the right away.
that can be debated.... rule 9, rule 2.....
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:02 PM   #46
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Hey, gang, the word "danger" has been officially removed from the five or more short blasts a vessel sounds when in doubt about the intentions of another vessel. Since it is in the Maneuvering and warning signal section, I suppose you could call it a warning signal.
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She seemed to make a mistake and I would argue that she's unable to manuver to the level you can(reverse,slight right/slight left, etc).

As to jokingly running her down.. I get the joke but I do know some people who genuinely hate kayaks and paddleboarders enough to at least wake them.. They have every right to the water even the ICW.

Reality is reality and leaning on a maritime rule or law wont mean a lick to 12 people on a jury.
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