This winter storage
I wanted to put a little larger tarp over my boat to help keep the local starling (SP) birds from crapping on the boat. Doing so meant I could not bungee it to the lifelines
, so I hung 1g water
bottles on the eyelets of the tarp, like I have seen others do.
Wellll, that wasn't such a good idea! With a bigger tarp it caused more wind
resistance & causing the water
bottles to lift
up and onto the deck
. I had the bungee's looped thru the handle of the bottles with the hooks attached to the eyelets
So, in an attempting to readjust the bottles and make it secure I disconnected one of the hooks, which happen to slip out of my hand allowing the water bottle to fall over the side. As a normal reaction to something falling I looked over to see it reach the end of the bungee
and before I could possibly react
it stretched out the bungee as far as it would go and then slipped out of the handle.
That suker came out of there so fast
, came right up and hit me right in the kisser. The blood was almost instant. I thought I had been shot in the mouth.
I managed to work myself below, after the shock of what I had done, to find a mirror and discovered a nice 10 mm laceration just above my upper lip and a big blood blister on my lower lip.
Man, was I lucky!
If that had been my eye, I'd be hurting, bad! I could have used a couple stitches but I'm just going to keep the scar as a reminder to be aware of the power of bungee's
I'm not one that usually brags/complains about my stupidity, but this should be a warning to all.