Originally Posted by neil.mccrirrick
Does make you wonder if he was getting off to tie up why was the engine still running?
What makes you think he was getting off?
He'll be far from unusual leaving the engine running whilst tying up. Some people even leave it in gear if short handed. Good planning and preparation usually means this can be avoided - but if anyone here can never say they've not screwed something up I don't think they've been out on their boat enough!