I don't know if I have ten, but I'll just begin and see how far it goes.
1- Don't make comittments to be at a destination
at a specific time.
2- Be more attentive to function than pretty.
3- Depart early,- anchor
4- Don't move across questionable flats on the high tide.
5- Deploy a little extra rode
6- Respect the weather
7- Enjoy where you are,- everyplace is exotic by someone's reference.
8- If you fix it yourself you will be the master of your fate.
9- Any strange sound or vibration will haunt you until you find the source.
10- The visual world trumps the virtual world.