Dear all in this beautiful website,
I do not want to deceive anyone as a new member
: I own no vessel. When I ask a technical question it is only a hypothetical one as I am only seeking information of how certain situations should be handled, when facing critical decisions at sea in heavy weather
just to satisfy my own curiosity. There is no actual boat involved, no vessel is in distress
. I surely hope I have not broken any forum rules by proposing various scenarios and asking you members your advice, opinions, strategies to solve critical nautical predicaments that could possibly occur in a motored yacht journey in all kinds of weather
. You have all responded so swiftly and with such respect and marvelous experience from your own personal knowledge that I have been greatly humbled by your kind responses, and gratefully enlightened to learn of your thoughts on a topic on which I became intensely focused, trying to envision the actual playing out of the solution to a critical nautical dilemma that any captain
might face on the sea.
As a child I loved to "PRETEND"; perhaps this is an extension of that fascinating activity of the mind. I thank each of you for your gracious responses.
PS: I do not know how to find the "Quick Reply" to thank you members for your replies. Sometimes it is available, but other times I cannot find it. Please know I am most grateful to hear from you , even if I cannot find the means to tell you.