re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck
Im with bijones, if nothings broke you have gained the understanding what sailings about.
I would check for water or trash in your fuel, that and to make sure your fuel system is bleed right.
Most of the tugs and barges monitor channel 13
If you wife steeps foot aboard again you did great.
Endeavour E-32 "Samara"
I am the Capt of my ship but sometimes I think I had more fun just being the cabin boy.