I'm brand new to sailing, so I don't have much. But my dumbest move so far:
Enroute back to marina after nice dinner at a dock two hours away.
Finally get some wind
, so reduce engine
to idle to raise the main.
Engine dies. Can be restarted to idle, but dies if shifted into gear
or with any throttle added. No problem, sail back to marina and get a tow in.
To get into bay, have to sail around the point. Decide that the straighter line is better, so cut a little close to the point only to have the wind
completely die just as I reach the point. ~50 yards off the point, strong currents, no engine, and no wind. Ouch. dumb, dumb, dumb. Dropped the anchor
and called vessel assist.
, but not my proudest moment. :-)
Fess up Sully, whatcha got?