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Old 05 February 2014, 07:27   #1
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Port or starboard?

Question - with all the roads flooded in places I note that there are quite a few ribs / sibs proceeding up and down places where there is normally a road.

If two boats meet what are the rules? Do they pass as if at sea (port to port) - or do they drive on the left like a car? If two boats had a prang because of any confusion over this it would be interesting to know how an insurance claim would pan out!
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Old 05 February 2014, 07:41   #2
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Old 05 February 2014, 07:42   #3
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A good question..I was amazed at the boat a reporter was in...a70s ski boat with tiller yam..no LJ in sight.

Hrh Charles was the same..the swift water rescue guys were fully kitted up.....

I'd go nautical....port to port....they're in boats after all....
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Old 05 February 2014, 08:57   #5
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have you people not noticed? The media dont normaly practice safety in boats , L/Js dont seem to be worn very often.
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A good question..I was amazed at the boat a reporter was in...a70s ski boat with tiller yam..no LJ in sight. Hrh Charles was the same..the swift water rescue guys were fully kitted up..... I'd go nautical....port to port....they're in boats after all....
I saw that too ,,, just wonder who did his risk assessment ?
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A good question.......

I'd go nautical....port to port....they're in boats after all....
Strictly you are on a highway / byway - not a waterway. What do you do if you meet a vehicle like a land rover / tractor coming the other way?
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Strictly you are on a highway / byway - not a waterway. What do you do if you meet a vehicle like a land rover / tractor coming the other way?
keep out of his way hes bigger!
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Strictly you are on a highway / byway - not a waterway. What do you do if you meet a vehicle like a land rover / tractor coming the other way?
Get out the way cos the brakes on my series 111 are shite in the wet!!!
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Get out the way cos the brakes on my series 111 are shite in the wet!!!


delete "in the wet"
series 3 brakes are shite full stop.
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If only the port to port rule was better know, life in our harbour would be so much easier, though less entertaining at times.
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Rule 1 states that the rules apply to all vessels upon the high seas and all waters connected to the high seas and navigable by seagoing vessels.
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navigable by seagoing vessels.
well that rules out the sports boats then! but the rules are never applied by them anyway

What happens if following a road way when coming to a junction - do STOP / GIVE WAY signs apply or does the boat on the right have right of way?
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well that rules out the sports boats then! but the rules are never applied by them anyway

What happens if following a road way when coming to a junction - do STOP / GIVE WAY signs apply or does the boat on the right have right of way?
This is all very interesting- Colregs may have to be rewritten.
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Being from the USA I think y'all drive on the wrong side of the road and port to port is normal for all types of driving.

FWIW do you really need a life jacket when you can stand up with your head out of the water?
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IW do you really need a life jacket when you can stand up with your head out of the water?
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FWIW do you really need a life jacket when you can stand up with your head out of the water?
if it was me then yes, but as they are only reporters guess doesn't really matter, always get another one
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Strictly you are on a highway / byway - not a waterway. What do you do if you meet a vehicle like a land rover / tractor coming the other way?
No your not, your on the water above the highway, and the water is from the river/sea.

Port to Port I would say, and if you meet a vehicle you allow him room as his displacement is more
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