Vessels are required to sound signals any time that they are in close quarters
and risk of collision exists. The term “short blast” means a blast of about one
second. ... Five or more short and rapid blasts - Danger or doubt signal (I don't
understand your ... If you do not agree with or understand clearly what the other
the operation of boats and specify light and sound signals on inland waters in
order to ... Sounding one short blast (1 second) of the horn or whistle shows
intention to ... 5 blasts. Sounding five or more short and rapid blasts is a danger
signal ... If your boat nears a bend in a channel where vessels approaching from
the other ...
Such signal maybe supplemented by a light signal of at least five short and rapid
flashes. ... What does it mean when a boat sounds with two short horn blasts?
Feb 1, 2016 ... one short blast to mean "I am altering my course to starboard";; two short ... shall,
if in agreement, sound the same whistle signal and take the steps ... if fitted, be an
all-round white light, visible at a minimum range of 5 miles, ... is not obliged to
sound the whistle signals prescribed by this Rule, but ...
Whether your boat is a cabin cruiser or a raft built by Tom Sawyer, for the rest of
this ... rules for yielding depending on their size, shape, and means of propulsion.
... with either a short or long blast of your horn (or other sound signal device) or a
... of the other vessel or if there is danger ahead, sound five or more short blas...
Topic 5: Personal Watercraft (PWCs) ..... Sound signals are also like an
automobile's horn used to let other drivers know you are near or ... Sound signals
are composed of short and prolonged blasts and must be audible for at least one-
half mile: ... One short blast tells other boaters "I intend to pass you on my port (
Sound signals are also like an automobile's horn used to let other drivers know
you are ... Sound signals are composed of short and prolonged blasts and must
be audible for ... Five (or more) short, rapid blasts are used to signal danger or to
signal that you do not understand or you disagree with the other boater's
The term short blast means a blast of about one second's duration. ... vessel must
sound the danger signal of at least five short, rapid blasts of the whistle. ... is not
obligated to sound the whistle signals prescribed by this rule, but may do so. ...
take any precautions necessary to avoid danger to your boat and its passengers.
Without a properly operating sound device, like a whistle, a horn and/or a bell,
your ... of providing the following signals: "(b) The term "short blast" means a blast
of about one second's duration. ... There are five basic sound signals a boater
should know. ... Sound signals are broken into two types, long and shor...
Mar 10, 2011 ... You do this by using your horn with a proscribed pattern of blasts. ... One short
blast of a horn means you will pass to the right. ... (by sounding the same signal)
or with disagreement (by sounding the danger signal of five short blasts). ... Just
to be sure, each boater should sound one short blast on the horn.