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Like the others here, I've not done it at 9 knts. But I did it at 5.5 once. I was seated and just shifted on the bench. My bride was sleeping in the v-berth, and was rolled into the bulkhead. Never woke. No injuries, no damage, except to my dignity and reputation. I hit the mountaintop that is just off the dock right in front of my yacht club.
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"It ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of sailing is? Love. You take a boat in to sea that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her afloat when she oughtta founder... tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keens… makes her a home." Captain Malcom Reynolds, Paraphrased