I haven't purposefully tossed anything into the briney.
Most ironic: I lost two hole saw arbors on the same day stepping off the dock
. One, fell through a hole in the bag. So I decided I'd be smart, after going back to the store to get another. I planned it out, and held the box so it couldn't take a dive... Sploosh... Flew right out one flap on the side of the box.
Of course, I had to make a value judgment of 20 bucks laying on the right there beside the dock
, and the 50 degree water
Accidentally dropped a 2x3 foot steel
, when a davit I thought was one piece turned out to be two. Waiting for the water
to warm up a bit before donning the scuba gear
and grabbing that one...
3 rolls of beautiful, blue, shop rags. For some reason my available days to work on my boat seem to involve the wind
blowing a gale. One night I had to fish
out a 12 ounce container of West Systems 407 one night, that followed a roll over the side.
Most annoying: Worn out hook and loop pad on my random orbit sander... 5 inch measured less than 4. Would shoot sanding
discs like skeet.
Biggest loss: A jon boat. Did a titanic impersonation while I was installing an outboard
bracket. I had it tied tight to the transom, and evidently my dad (300+ lbs) exceeded it's available bouyancy the moment he untied the line to the dock... blowing white caps down the ICW
in Coinjock, NC!
Biggest almost: Sailing a Paceship 23 down wind, gybe... and the sliding hatch
cover launched off the cabin
top into the main sail. That was a bit interesting!