Just be aware a wake can happen anytime from an irresponsible boat going by more than 1/2 mile away. Just find a way to really secure it, try to keep oil level as low as you can. Good luck.
... I have to add this for what its worth... I believe every one of us has ignored recommendations/ out right warnings from experienced cruisers that have been in this game
for years/ decades. And maybe we got away with it the first or multiple times. But almost always, usually at the worst possible time, and maybe not us but someone we love standing at the wrong place or time... finally experienced why that recommendation/ warning was sincerely made... and someone has the scars, stitches, lost
finger tip, no eye brows, ... to mark the day that WE learned what others before us where trying to tell us. After 4 or 5 of these tough/ sometimes very painful learning
experiences we finally start embracing the wealth of wisdom that has collectively come from the thousands that got these scars, stitches, lost
fingers & eyebrows before us.
While in the Caribbean
a new liveaboard
that had a bad infestation of roaches aboard ignored the tried and proven treatment and instead went to hardware
store and purchased a quick-fix bug spray 'bomb.' You chick the nozzle to let all the contents slowly spray out while you close up the boat and stay out of it for 8 hours or a day. Well it didn't take that long. The propellant in the bug spray was a propane
variant and an hour later his boat... while he was still sitting up on the cabin
... blew up/ sunk and threw him unconscious 100 feet face down in the water
. Got rig of the roaches his way.
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