…on the night before the big day. Yes, I’ll be learning to pilot this thing, as in DOCKING it, tomorrow morning. Have a captain coming aboard with the sole purpose of turning me into a really truly captain of my own ship. Or at least to help me stop hyperventilating when I think of docking her on my own.

So it will be a day of spring lines, walking her sideways, currents, tides, and winds…all of the good stuff. I have a decent handle on most of her systems, navigation, etc. Primarily I need practice, practice, practice, with an emphasis on close quarter handling & docking.

Wish me luck! I know, go SLOWLY ~ 66 tons is a lot of mass…

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  1. Jamie
    November 18, 2007 at 6:45 pm #

    Thanks, guys! All went well and I appreciate your sound advice and warm wishes! J

  2. Anonymous
    November 18, 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    The good part of that weight is nothibg affects you quickly. :))My 46 is 22 tons and is a lot easier to handle than my 32 footer was.Good LuckWilliam B. KelleherToledo,Ohio46′ Bertram Motoryacht

  3. rob
    November 18, 2007 at 1:10 am #

    Loads of fenders Too! best of luck but more importantly enjoy the experience and let him do the heavy heaving and running around :o))Take care!