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Online Fisherdv

Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2018, 04:36:17 PM »
Yat, I believe you are correct. But get a few hundred, eager fisherman and all that goes out the window  :hoboy: Here in the SF Bay Area the water ways are starting to resemble the freeways. The population is just out of control.
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2018, 05:35:55 AM »
    Yeah, Fisher, I hear you.  Maybe a bit similar on this side.  That's why I got out of the Merrimack River.  Got a little "nutty". 

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It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2018, 03:23:38 PM »
If two boats are approaching each other nearly head on, similar to two cars approaching each other on a two-lane road (fine for cars, but too close for comfort/safety on the water) which boat would be considered the “starboard boat”? What about if the situation were a little different, as if both were driving on the “wrong” side of the road?

I haven’t read this section in my Chapman book quite yet... That thing is pretty dense reading...


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Offline dbhazjack

Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2018, 03:42:01 PM »
If two boats are approaching each other nearly head on, similar to two cars approaching each other on a two-lane road (fine for cars, but too close for comfort/safety on the water) which boat would be considered the “starboard boat”? What about if the situation were a little different, as if both were driving on the “wrong” side of the road?

I haven’t read this section in my Chapman book quite yet... That thing is pretty dense reading...


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When power-driven boats approach each other head-on, neither boat has the right-of-way.
Both operators must take early and substantial action to steer clear of each other and steer to starboard as soon as possible in order to avoid a collision.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2018, 08:47:23 PM »
...Incase the two boats are not exactly dead-on...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn1oscAtpGs
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Offline Threeweight

Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2018, 09:39:37 PM »
When power-diven boats approach each other head-on, neither boat has the right-of-way.
Both operators must take early and substantial action to steer clear of each other and steer to starboard as soon as possible in order to avoid a collision.

What he said. 

Good overview of the rules of the road at night:

http://www.unitedmarine.net/blog/index.php/2012/04/24/red-means-stop-green-means-go-not-always-in-boating/
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2018, 05:50:18 AM »
    We used to call Chapman's "The Bible".  I think I bought it even before buying my first boat.  A definite must for anyone getting on the water.  That book will never "steer" you wrong.  :facepalm: 

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Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2018, 09:13:40 AM »
Groan.....   :nono:

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Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2018, 10:09:17 AM »
   Sorry, Fixer.  Did it hurt?.................Good! :jester:

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Offline Diablo

Re: It can be dangerous on the Columbia River apparently
« Reply #59 on: January 20, 2018, 12:38:34 PM »
If two boats are approaching each other nearly head on, similar to two cars approaching each other on a two-lane road (fine for cars, but too close for comfort/safety on the water) which boat would be considered the “starboard boat”? What about if the situation were a little different, as if both were driving on the “wrong” side of the road?

I haven’t read this section in my Chapman book quite yet... That thing is pretty dense reading...


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There is no “starboard boat”, that applies as a guide for crossing boats, maneuverability matters more. You don’t want to assume you have the right of way over a tug towing a log boom. Generally boats passing head on pass port to port. That only matters when you close to the other boat or in a narrow channel. In a wide channel boats can, and do, pass on either side without breaking any rule.
It is best to know the rules so you don’t confuse other boaters with your actions.  When in a crowded fishing fleet I tell rookies “show your bow”, in other words show your intentions. When someone in not familiar with the rules and are turning one way then the other other boaters don’t know what their intentions are.
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