So this sailing/voyaging malarkey really has me by the short and proverbials.
I have found book learning
most useful as well as info gleaned on here over the years.
But when it comes down to the actual doing.well she's a different story.
From the time of build/launch to now has been a rather steep learning
The following cockups have been committed by myself, I am sure Odin must feeling tested by me.
The list so far...
Distmasting due to not rigging
moving in confined anchorages
needs a little forethought,bull at a gate stuff is not a wise move.
does not fit under all brigde.
get more than a second opinion.
face the pointy bit into the wind
when rolling a fag or hoisting the rags.
be quite and listen.
make sure all the unnecessary crap is out of the cockpit
, so when yer jib
lines start flapping about like cobras on a hot summer day in kolcutta you don't donate a vhf
,winch handle.gaff,clothing to Poseidon.
sailing into the wind
is for Englishmen .
when crossing bars make sure you avoid the Sandy bits even if your ship floats in a teaspoon of water
know that you are not the first to experience the particular balls up.however vexing.Be gentle on yourself.
Undoubtedly i will add to this collection of foibles as time passes, I sure am more than qualified to do so.
written to you on the pick at Keppel island, our first landing off the mainland Australia