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Don't feel bad. Here's my own latest stupid thing to do... have been visiting a certain anchorage many times in the past where there is a short cut through some rocks that I know how to just slip between -- in my *previous* boat -- but my new boat has bilge keels and it didn't occur to me just how narrow that short cut was, nor was I really thinking about the change in keel orientation, until I got intimate with the rocks on one side -- being used to slipping the center keel between them rather than having two keels sticking out to each side!

Sailing is a continual learning (and humbling) process ;-)

Fortunately the only damage was to my ego.

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There but for the grace of providence we all go... great stuff.

We once had a centerboard sloop in a marina slip where the marina had a structural crossbar running under the ends of the slips, with its top about 5'10" below water level. CB down our boat drew 6'0". Everyone great once in a while I'd forget what this meant for backing out the slip....
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