Pranged the prop!
I was launching into Lough Neagh and a ragman was flaffing about at the jetty.
I patiently waited my turn, I was launching single handed and so need the jetty to launch, tie up and move the car before moving the boat to a different jetty.
Embarrassed, he at last moved boat et all back and allowed me access.
I launched and he kindly offered to hold ropes etc.
I moved the car and came back and hopped on board.
I started up, turned to stow some gear and he pushed me off !
Wind immediately caught me and pushed me back towards the slip.
I grabbed the throttle and gently put her in gear to get steerage - clunk!
Caught the slip. Engine stopped.
Tilted her and re-started. Gently got away from the slip. Took the slight chunk out of the blade tho.
Anyone from around here know a good repairer?