Originally Posted by Mariness
My completely off-the-cuff would be a concern about losing control of the dinghy
. If she's only driven it once, maybe she's feeling the need for a little practice - before she actually needs to use it for anything.
I had her do this last weekend; lanuch the dingy, start it, motor
around, come back, put it back on the davits
and secure it. She has been a passenger before, but had never done it herself (hadn't even started it before).
I was surprised she motored around the harbour as long as she did. While watching her I was trying to decide if she was having fun, or if she couldn't turn and was just letting the dingy do it's thing. best part was the 4 tries it took to get back to the boat; would get within 2 feet and then drift away requiring a loooooong circle back.
When she started to tell me the dream this morning I thought it was going to be a "I dreamed I took the dingy out, .....and couldn't get back!"
Maybe I'll have her put the spinnaker
up by herself and see what happens with that dream.