I am glad for all you guys with steel trap minds. Some of us aren't wired that way. I have seen boats belonging to long distance cruisers start to leave the dock with a power or TV cord or water hose or, yes, a line still attached on more than one occasion. Maybe it was because it wasn't usual to have that item attached to begin with. Fenders left hanging? Sure, someone gawked at the beautiful yacht coming down the fairway and forgot. Oh yeah, I had to turn the wheel hard to port to bring the boat in better on the spring line, it was nasty coming in last night, whoops forgot to recenter the helm, uh oh forgot to check the rudder angle on the autopilot. Some of us have more complex boats... stabilizer centered for close quarters and going in reverse, whoops forgot to center them when we came in. It's going to be bumpy outside today, everything secured...CRASH! That was pretty grundgy water with a lot of weeds yesterday... check the strainers? And that fuel dock was pretty sketchy, how are the Racor bowls looking now that ran for awhile yesterday afterwards? And so it goes. Then of course, there is the ER checklist once underway....
"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"