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
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.