So you're at anchor in black out fog and your company is breathing down your back about getting into the dock.
Let's use that pressure to get in so we don't have to spend the rest of the day answering emails about when the weather is going to change or justifying to someone 600 miles away if it's really that bad.

Step 1: Get Underway!

First thing, check for traffic! Uh! Oh! It looks like somebodies coming out! We better make room for them. They are loaded and at a deeper draft, they're going to want that range line all the way out. .3 of a mile sounds good!
All the 630' freighter instructables are so cool. Grew up on the Great Lakes watching them go buy, but to see it from the captain's perspective is really cool. The mass and momentum you are having to control is just phenomenal. I also like your tongue in cheek writing style. It makes for a fun read.
Dear kiteman, your photo doesn't show up OR that is the best picture, the most dense fog I've ever seen.
<p>Not like this, then?</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ein5dj-Dc-w" width="500"></iframe></p>
<p>Over the years, I've learned that just about anything could show up here at any time.</p><p>I never saw this one coming. (pun included).</p><p>I can go buy one because now I know how to park one.</p>
<p>Fascinating! All I need now is a freighter. Well done. </p>
This doesn't really relate to me, but it's so cool I had to favorite anyway!
Woaaahhh that's like so coooool
<p>Wow, this is really interesting!</p>

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