Re: Rule 9b
Sorry, not trolling at all. But unlike some I do not claim my knowledge is infinite as others seem to claim for themselves and assume for others when it comes to the safety of the waters around them.
In the example I gave, I would not deviate out of the channel unless I knew it to be safe to do so. In the example, I do not know that.
I always give power boats and others the right to proceed unimpeded under power up a channel just as if it was a road. And I am not arrogant enough to expect others to have the same understanding of the waters outside of the channel as I may or may not have or force my own judgements about the safe management of their boats upon them.
Your attitude smacks of those who have no time on the roads for people who may not be as familiar with your own hometown roads as you are yourself - "Get out of my way you ******, don't you know where you are going" perhaps?