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Old 04-03-2009, 03:32   #16
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I was keeping it quiet until now...After 4 years of owning my Ingrid 38, I actually found a CQR 35 under a bunch of junk.
Yeah, I'd be a litle shy about that one too. You got a chuckle out of me. reminded me of that old elephant joke.

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How can you tell when you have in elephant in your refrigerator ?
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Footprints in the butter.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:19   #17
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While checking into Cayman a while back I had a customs guy ask if I have any hidden compartments. "No I replied , just access areas for maintanence"

"Well you should have them all labelled "

"Yes Sir I'll work on that."

I wonder what he would have done if I had said "yes". (Last port of call being Columbia)?


And yes still finding kids toys from 20+ years ago, that have slipped thur a crack in a locker behind a wall. And coins from South America.
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Old 16-03-2009, 21:11   #18
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I purchased my 96' Rinker from a minister who was transfered from OHIO to AZ.

This past summer we spent a long weekend rafting up with friends; their children and my two teenage daughters brought aboard a ten gallon size bag of cheese corn. Needless to say the cheese corn remnants found there way into places not seen since the boat was made.

The following day I brought along a shop vac with a long hose and wand. When vacuuming the starboard side cubby where I store my hook and mast light, the vacuum pulled out a trifold wallet complete with just six dollars in cash, credit cards and a Primo Condom.

I'm not sure what denomination he was.....six dollars and a rubber?
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Old 11-04-2009, 21:33   #19
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In a particuarily lumpy anchorage off Ibiza we lost the up/down dial off the davit, rendering the crane inoperable.
After a week of hair-pulling, a day spent in customs at the Majorca airport and a $750.00 charge to the credit card, we found two (count 'em, TWO) of the very same device in an unexplored plastic bag stuck under the pilot's berth.
Damn.
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Old 11-04-2009, 21:51   #20
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:06   #21
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While checking into Cayman a while back I had a customs guy ask if I have any hidden compartments. "No I replied , just access areas for maintenance"
"Well you should have them all labelled "
"Yes Sir I'll work on that."
I wonder what he would have done if I had said "yes". (Last port of call being Columbia)?...
Advice on dealing with Customs & Immigration officials, adapted from attorney’s advice on giving testimony at legal proceedings.

Don't Volunteer Information & Don’t Speculate:

I would have simply answered "No".

Give “Yes” or “No” answers whenever possible. Do not volunteer information, elaborate or make gratuitous remarks. If additional information is required or appropriate, the official will ask for it.
Don’t answer beyond the scope of the question. Don’t volunteer answers to the questions that you think should be asked, or that you want to be asked.
Don’t be provoked into filling a silence with more information than was requested. Complete your answer, and then wait for the next question.

Of course, the above should have precluded me from offering this gratuitous advice.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:43   #22
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I found an extension arm to the emergency tiller mounted to the underside of the of the deck accessed through the cockpit seat, the E tiller itself is in a closet. Which reminded me, that I should try using them, just in case I ever need them.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:25   #23
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We had repowered with a new Yanmar in 2000. Sometime in 2003 I found the cell phone that belonged to the diesel mechanic wedged in a corner of the bilge behind a hose. 'take care and joy,
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How about things I Havent Found YET like my winch Handles lol
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Old 14-04-2009, 07:28   #25
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Eight months into ownership, I found a tin of Hershey's Cocoa, Circa 1990, in the settee storage compartment, hanging up on the stringer, out of sight. Still have it, still have not opened it.

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haha, love it!
Have you ever found a switch and never learned what it does?
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No but a little over a year ago I was emptying out Sea Dragon so that I could redo and paint the interior of the cabin.
I've owned the boat for six years and some of the finds that I didn't know I had were.
A set of fids for splicing line
A small Fortruss anchor that had never been used.
a box of stainless deck hardware (some that matched what I had since purchased because I didn't think I had any.
The best one was the main sheet complete with proper sheeves, shacles and clutches.
The boat was an ebay purchase and when I first went to check on it I found
A tube of charts
A 4 cell mag light
a working handheld gps (that I wish still worked)
A rubber raft, hd but not quite what you want for a tender
plastic boxes of fittings and fasteners
A box of tools
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Found a Jabsco "waterpuppy" pump behind a bulkhead under the sink...LOL. After checking it to see if it works, I now have a new project...washdown for the anchor
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TV controller vanished one weekend. Had to trash the TV because it only operated with a remote, and a replacement cost more than a new TV with a DVD player. Found the remote years later when I removed the settee during a refit.
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Haven't found anything particularly interesting on our boat, but if any of you are now sailing a CSY44 named Skoal, let me know if you find an original of a marriage license from St. Vincent ... if we ever have to prove we are married we are in trouble--or in luck--depending on whether one views the cup as half full or half empty
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