I've seen powerboats do this...but this is the first time I've heard of a sailboat attempting it.
Not really sailing, trying to get sailing ....
I was backing out of the slip, looking behind me to make sure no one was coming down the fairway. I turned to look forward just in enough time to realize I had NOT disconnected the shore power, slammed the transmission into forward and gave it full throttle (causing the admiral and my daughters to look at me like I had lost it!), and narrowly missed pulling the shore power stand into the water. Bet I won't make that mistake again!
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.