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Old 27 December 2011, 05:53   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,156
Over here we're too proud to admit our mistakes, unlike you lot, but we still make them, in ten years of boating I've.....

Destroyed a guard rail my Bav 32 and a bow roller on anther boat in the marina (first time ever at helm, with an instructor)
Crunched the front of a Ben 21.7, thought I'd engaged reverse but hand't and slammed it in
Destroyed the prop and lower leg on my last engine by hitting the slip
and only last week I did my skeg as my brother had put the boat on the trailer and I hadn't noticed the leg was down.

I always sit on the starboard side when using an outboard tiller, that way the throttle will be like a bike throttle and the reflex will be to twist it away to shut off.

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Old 27 December 2011, 06:07   #12
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: Archangel
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ETec 225
MMSI: 235063789
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,005
I'll own up to the following: In the last three years I have wrecked a prop and gearbox by hitting a rock in unchartered waters, ran my boat aground in the fields of Avranches and nearly lost it, in fact have run aground more times than I care to remember, I have set off with my stern rope still attached to a shore cleat, dropped three mobile phones over the side and have accidently inflated two lifejackets by catching the pull cords in things around the boat.

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