I consider myself to be a good skipper
. This is not a brag but in order to be a good skipper
I must learn something new every day.
Today I learned that not every person who steps aboard a boat has a basic understanding of how a boat operates.
They may tell you that they have been aboard boats for "Years" but unless you check, the results could be less than ordinary.
Like most people on this forum, I sometimes seem to think that everyone can tie a Bowline or a knot
but this is not always the case.
This time I caught it. But it could have been a lot worse.