Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Lake Issues > Boating Issues > Speed Limits
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 1,153
Thanks: 9
Thanked 102 Times in 37 Posts
Default Will the General Court "fix" the law now?

A thought after my discussion with Skip. Now that violation of this RSA is tied with your drivers license how would you (or your lawyer) handle this? The passing from astern situation!
270-D:2 IV.
When vessels are running in the same direction and the vessel which is astern desires to pass the other, it shall do so only when sufficient distance between the vessels is available to avoid danger of collision, and at such a speed that its wake will not endanger the boat being passed or its occupants. No person operating a vessel shall abruptly change its course without first determining that it can safely be done without crossing immediately ahead of another vessel.
270-D:2 VI (a) (6)
To provide full visibility and control and to prevent their wake from being thrown into or causing excessive rocking to other boats, barges, water skiers, aquaplanes or other boats, rafts or floats, all vessels shall maintain headway speed when within 150 feet from: Other vessels.
So now that this was added to the new law, including the entire RSA not just speeds over 45/25
XI. Any conviction under this section shall be reported to the commissioner of the department of safety, division of motor vehicles, and shall become a part of the motor vehicle driving record of the person convicted
What was an interesting curiosity of the law appears will now impact your drivers license and amont you pay for automobile insurance for several years.

So, do you maintain speed and course as the boat astern passes? Do you both drop down to headway speed in which case there is no passing situation since the boat astern isn't going fast enough to pass unless the lead boat turns...but a turn would also seem to violate the law?
Airwaves is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.24894 seconds