^ The stand-on boat (the boat being overtaken) must maintain its course and speed.
^ If the give-way boat wishes to pass on the port side, it must signal with two short (1 second) blasts.
^ If the give-way boat wishes to pass on the starboard side, it must signal with one short (1 second) blast.
^ To signal that the course ahead is not safe for passing, the stand-on vessel must signal for danger by sounding five or more short, rapid blasts.
^ If you have doubts or there is danger of collision, give five or more short and rapid blasts to signal danger.
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Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.