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Old 12-19-2013
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Re: Experience required to bareboat?

Originally Posted by FarCry View Post
He was used to sailing boats without motors or that had very small kicker motors and never thought to use the 75hp that was available to him.
There was a Safety of Life at Sea report on recreational boats published some years ago that captured hundreds of real incidents and what went wrong. Time after time in the flurry of events, starting the engine resulted in wrapping a line around the prop. Now there is crew in the water "over there" and a stuck boat. It's easy to say "make sure all lines are clear" but the reality is that doesn't happen. Sailing back to the MOB should be the first course of action.
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