Boaters: What is Your Legal Exposure, Even When You’re Just Fishing With Friends?


You commercial guides and outfitters hopefully have a clear picture of what the rules and responsibilities are. But what if you’re just on a pleasure cruise with friends looking for the evening hatch? Nobody’s getting paid, sure… but it’s still your vessel, and you are the captain. Check out this interesting story from Rafting magazine. Granted, it’s not foolproof legal counsel, but it is interesting food for thought for anyone who gets behind the sticks.


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