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Re: Learned something(s) today

Yeah, we're OK, thanks for asking! As Caleb said, a jib halyard wrapped around the prop. I stupidly thought that it would be better to try to maintain steerage, so I swam under the boat while my dad steered. The problem is, he's even more of a novice than I am. I was holding my breath and swimming down while fighting a 2-3 knot "current" most of the time. I should have just dropped the anchor, it would have been much easier to dive the boat. In the end, we wound up getting towed back because I have tow insurance and don't want to damage the engine work that we just had done.

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