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Old 05-01-2009, 09:28   #16
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The odds of two unrelated pieces of hardware falling to the deck at the same time are too great to assume that this would be the case.

Just some WAGS: (wild-ass guesses)

Raise and lower the main, unfurl and furl the jib, check the lazy jacks, grab and shake the standing rigging, check the messengers and spare blocks, turn the lights on and check, check wind vane, check equipment that may have a mast mounted antennae, radar mount, spreaders, radar reflectors, etc.

BTW and just a consideration; I once saw a seagull drop a hard metallic item on my neighbor's deck.

Let us know what you discover.

Here's hoping whatever it is, is cheap and easy to fix!
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:55   #17
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BTW and just a consideration; I once saw a seagull drop a hard metallic item on my neighbor's deck.

Let us know what you discover.

Here's hoping whatever it is, is cheap and easy to fix!
Now that's a real possibility, because our marina is full of birds of all kinds, including really big seagulls. I'm always finding bones and misc stuff they've dropped and/or carried aboard.

Which, in my case, leads to the interesting question, "who else is missing a s/s pin?" :-)

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Old 05-01-2009, 09:56   #18
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Do you think that someone could have tossed some scrap on your deck? And don't ask why I thought of that...<gr>


The guy next to me is a bit anal and goes off on hilarious R. Lee Ermey rants everytime something happens onboard.
Now I know how to drive him crazy.
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The guy next to me is a bit anal and goes off on hilarious R. Lee Ermey rants everytime something happens onboard.
Now I know how to drive him crazy.


Kinda off topic but...

I used to cycle with a couple of coasties. One guy was anal and everything he owned had to be perfect and the best of the best.

A couple of days after he bought a brand new bike one of our group pulled the seat off his bike and suspended a 3/8" nut with a string into the down tube and replaced the seat.

The "victim" broke his bike down several times vainly searching for the source of the inconsistent rattle. For days, we rode across silent back country roads snickering while listening to the erratic clicking of the nut amongst his moans and curses. haha
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I'm happy to say that I've found out what one of the things are. The thing on the right was part of a locking mechanism for my outside storage compartments ... God knows how it fell out, but I'm very relieved to find out that it was from there and not the top of my mast.

I'm not sure where the round disc is from, but I agree with Gord that it looks like a cut-out, so I'm not going to worry about it ... of course if I find one more on the deck...
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What material is the disk? Aluminum, steel, whatever? Might help you figger it out.. ie, if it is steel (magnetic) it is not likely from the mast, etc.

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Was going to mention it appears to have surface rust...
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Does the disc have sharp edges? If so I vote for Gord's answer. Jesse
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Does the disc have sharp edges? If so I vote for Gord's answer. Jesse
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It does have sharp edges, so I agree with you that Gord's probably right.
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