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58 Pa. Code § 103.9. Overtaking.

§ 103.9. Overtaking.

 (a)  A boat overtaking another boat shall keep out of the way of the boat being overtaken.

 (b)  When a boat is in doubt as to whether it is overtaking another, it shall assume that this is the case and act accordingly.

 (c)  A boat shall be deemed to be overtaking when coming up with another from a direction more than 22.5° abaft its beam; that is, in such a position with reference to the boat it is overtaking that at night it would be able to see only the sternlight of that boat but neither of its sidelights.

 (d)  A subsequent alteration of the bearing down between the two boats may not make the overtaking boat a crossing boat within the meaning of this chapter or relieve it of the duty of keeping clear of the overtaken boat until it is finally past and clear.


   The provisions of this §  103.9 amended November 7, 1980, effective November 8, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4296; amended June 3, 1994, effective June 4, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 2795. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (180363).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  103.7 (relating to narrow channels).

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