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post #357 of Old 10-21-2010
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Cast off ALL lines

The Admiral and I had made our first overnight trip from Everett, WA to Langley, WA. It wasn't a very long trip, only 2 hours but it was our first time out of home port. We tied up a bit differently than at our slip in Everett. In the morning I requested the Admiral cast off all lines so we could get underway. She went on the dock threw 3 lines on deck, I slipped the boat in to reverse and we didn't go anywhere! I thought the transmission had stopped working or wasn't engaged or we were stuck on the bottom or something crazy like that. Silly thing was that the skipper decided to tie up the previous night with 4 lines and one still had us tethered to the dock. The worst part was that another early riser was watching us get underway and had to point it out!
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