This page is where we will put the wisdom and practical advice a
novice may be pleased to receive and some of us, who should know better,
may benefit from reviewing.
We hope you will supply the bulk of the wisdom and advice but, to
start things off here's something which definitely fits the bill:
Move slowly and with caution amongst vessels at anchor.
Rushing through an anchorage in a tender with an outboard motor is
not just bad manners, causing a wash to disturb others and usually
making more noise than is necessary, but can be downright dangerous in
1) If someone else appears from behind an anchored yacht,
unexpectedly, a collision may occur.
2) There is a likelihood that objects may be present in the water
around anchored yachts, such as floating lines, plastic bags and other
rubbish (thrown overboard by those who have no regard for anyone or
anything except their own convenience) which can stop a propeller dead
in its tracks. If you are moving slowly, this may be inconvenient but
that is all. If you are moving at speed you and/or others travelling
with you, may be thrown headlong from the dinghy.
Have you any tips or
hints for those who may prefer to take your advice than to learn the
hard way? E-mail us with your pointers, we'd love to hear from you!