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Anyone who has been out on the open water knows not all boat owners are responsible ‘drivers.' But, you should be aware that the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules require you to look out for other boats in any and all situations. This rule applies to one-man crews, unmanned crafts and recreational boats of all kinds. You are responsible for deciding the best look-out location on your boat. You should focus on choosing a place that allows you to easily hear and observe approaching objects from all directions.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|