Heads down guys, another reminiscence.
On a yacht fighting a full gale in the channel. It was so severe we dropped the sails to motor in to Dartmouth.
After a few minutes engine stopped. Went to look. Sump plug not tightened, we were first users after Winter overhaul, all oil in Bige and engine seized.
Sails up again pitch black, force 9 gale blowing and got in to Dartmouth which is a VERY difficult entrance with several sets of leading lights.NEVERbeen so pleased to get back on terra-firma.
Never done a serious yacht voyage since.