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