Waternut Posted January 25, 2014 Share Posted January 25, 2014 I've always heard any vessel towing someone/something has right of way over anything other than a sailboat or when overtaking. However, most of that is implied and not directly stated. If you want to get real technical, both boats are required to yield to the starboard side since they are approaching each other at an unsafe distance of less than 100 feet as is the law in GA. Granted in some states, I've heard as low as 50 feet to land and boats but it's usually still at least 100 feet with a skier. In this case, the ski boat can't yield since it would be yielding into shore and therefore would put the skier at an unsafe distance to the shore. In this case, it is totally the fisherman's fault but let's not get high and mighty because that's not always the case. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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