ORS 830.340¹
Navigation rules

(1)(a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this subsection, when two boats are approaching each other "head on" or nearly so (so as to involve risk of collision), each boat shall bear to the right and pass the other boat on its left side.

(b) On rivers, or those sections of rivers, which are state waters, boats proceeding downstream shall have the right of way over boats proceeding upstream.

(2) When boats approach each other obliquely or at right angles, the boat approaching on the right side has the right of way.

(3) One boat may overtake another on either side but shall grant right of way to the overtaken boat. [Formerly 488.110]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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