: "Kayaks never ever have
: the right of way. No right of way, no way.
For all intents and purposes you are correct, but I can think of three instances when a kayak would have the right of way:
1) A vessel “not under command” is the highest on the pecking order, and could include a kayak that is capsized, or with an operator that is incapacitated (injured shoulder), and can not control the vessel. Of course you would have to show the proper day-shapes or light sequences (good luck); or make notifications on the VHF.
2) If you are being over-taken by another vessel
3) If you are carrying your yak across the street in a designated crosswalk. (State law; ha, ha!)
The Connyak BBS