Each time you hear that bang, bump, thud, or shudder , you learn somthing. Like fuck, don't do that again. I know there are 101 ways to run aground but there is no point testing them all out eh?That's why some of us like offshore sailing where there is bugger all around to run into ( except those big steel monsters)
For some reason I just look at it like this , as many of you will.
Rule 5 proper lookout, Rule 6 Safe speed, Rule 7 Risk of collision Rule 8 action to avoid a collision and so on.
Then eventually you stop hitting things.
Of course ya need ya lucky charms, Red Sox, glass fishing float and that dusty old sextant.