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Old 25-02-2009, 06:00   #16
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They lost a Phalanx Gattling gun overboard?
How & when did that happen?
Not the whole mount, just one of the barrels. Part of the PM schedule is to remove and inspect the barrels and in case of failed inspections replace it. The barrels are facing outboard when the mount is in the home (safe) position, if you don't hold on to it, it goes overboard. Those things are also quite heavy at an awkward angle while you're holding yourself on with one hand and the barrel with the other. This was back in the early 90's.
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Old 25-02-2009, 08:20   #17
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My father was (is - he's 89 and still racing) known for his temper when racing. He just plain HATED that he had to wear glasses. What really ticked him off was when his prescription sunglasses broke in the middle. Being somewhat thrifty, he decided that they were now "boat glasses", and expoxied them back together.

Apparently, he didn't get quite the right amount of hardener in them. In the middle of a Lightning race, they seperated. He asked my sister - one of his crew - for the anchor. He promptly placed the glasses on the deck, wacked each piece several times with the anchor, and brushed them overboard!
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I once threw no good, @#%%$& 'ing backlashing casting reel into middle of a bayou. I did retain enough sense to remove it from the rod first.
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alcohol stove that had the audacity to try to burn this boat several times jumped ship one nite---committed suicide.......so did a genny that tried to burn down the boat...that one was my watch.......i have seen folks throw the tv ob when the shows were sukky...and every single one of my tools jumps ob as my hands do not hold things well..........
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:23   #20
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When I worked on offshore supply boats, we got a new boat up from the deep south. The first modification we made to "Californize" the boat was to throw the deep fryer overboard.
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Old 25-02-2009, 11:45   #21
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dang---no chicken!!!!! i keep forgetting those solar lites ya get at the stores for lighting the walkway to the garden or house---those are goood anchor /safety lites----but they commit suicide tooo easily--i have lost about 8 of them ob---and i really liked 7 of those........
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Not the whole mount, just one of the barrels. Part of the PM schedule is to remove and inspect the barrels and in case of failed inspections replace it. The barrels are facing outboard when the mount is in the home (safe) position, if you don't hold on to it, it goes overboard. Those things are also quite heavy at an awkward angle while you're holding yourself on with one hand and the barrel with the other. This was back in the early 90's.
Way before the days of the Gatling when the WW2 oerlikon was still onboard some ships, if you had a misfire, the procedure was to remove the barrel (after a 30 minute wait!) and lower gently into deep water.

Had this happen a couple of times. Procedure was followed exactly apart from the last bit where "gently" was definitely not the order of the day.
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The lid to my BBQ. It was a land BBQ that fit at the stern of my Victory 21'. It was night. South River near Annapolis.

I meant to go back with a big magnet, but the big magnets cost almost as much as the whole BBQ did.

Edit: I didn't throw it overboard. It went on it's own with a bit of a motion described as: slide-off-BBQ, rotate and sink.
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While on submarine duty once we were going into the yards and needed to off load "stuff". We found a of whole bunch zinc rods (6' long), so at 2am we were out on the "deck" spear throwing them into the river. So if you ever have to tie up in the sub base in New London, CT you should be happy that there is good corrosion protection!
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Old 25-02-2009, 16:48   #25
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Intentional.....many, many years ago, in deep water, an old-fashioned full-size, top-loading icebox. The damn thing floated for a very long time :-(

Unintentional....a beloved 15HP Nissan outboard, in the Sir Frances Drake Channel, BVI. Fell off my dingy under tow in a strong chop, due to my stupidity.

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Years ago ...mid pacific...threw several bottles with messages
overboard. Still waiting for response...fully expect them to show up
off coast of Nova Scotia in a few more years.
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It's all a matter of perspective...Here is a $1.2 million dollar Carver Yacht being "thrown overboard" (actually the crane failed). You can see one of it's occupants huddled in the stern. I'll bet he changed his shorts.
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Bruce is gonna kill me for telling this one...

Bruce was asked to deliver our old boat south a couple of years back by the new 'unseasoned' owners. He helped them bring the boat up from the Keys the year before. Underway, they lost a few of their precious memento's due to breakage when they were making the crossing in the big water.

Bruce suggested (read... warned!) the new owners to remove all of the chotski. The stuff that breaks when a 56' Carver barrels past, and you & everything not buttoned-down, roll your guts out for 30 minutes afterwards.

Bruce lined up a couple of buds to crew. They were well underway when Bruce's bud, Jim shoved one in his face while he was at the helm, laughing "Look. They left this one for you". Bruce calmly took the chotski piece of crap and chucked it overboard. (Jim's face... )

Disclaimer: Bruce would never do this to your stuff, if he's hired to do a delivery for you.
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My dad told me the story of during WW2 that the skipper's of the invasion fleet staging to go to Japan, that after the bomb's were dropped the invasion fleet became the occupation fleet.
All the transport ships were loaded for combat, so to become an occupation force, they had to get to truck, food and medical supplies. All the M4 tanks were on the hatch covers, so they used the cranes on the ships to lift them up and dropped all of them over the sides of the ships heading towards Japan.
I think it was the Woods Hole Institute had a TV special om ome night showing the trail of tanks sitting on the bottom heading towards Japan.
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When I worked on offshore supply boats, we got a new boat up from the deep south. The first modification we made to "Californize" the boat was to throw the deep fryer overboard.
Phillistine !!!

I cannot believe you did that !!!!!

How did you live without fries ?
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