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Re: Important and Cool things to teach
No love, I'll add more myself.
Carefully check-out the boat regularly.
Oil, Water, voltage, belt tension, sea strainer, cotter pins on turnbuckles, winch caps tight, smooth idle, Test forward and reverse at the dock.
Put transmission in reverse (on many boats) when under sail.
Scan the boat for overboard lines
Have-to on starboard if possible.
Come on guys/gals, there must be something you learned the hard way.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.