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Old 24-12-2011, 22:43   #1
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Casting Your ??????????? Upon the Waters

Seems like most every time we head out on the boat, something ends up going overboard ... it's like some kind of sacrifice!

So far I have lost pillows, knives and spoons, my Canadian Flag (complete with stainless pole) , my coffee mug (several times), my dingy, (went back for that), an anchor , (I need to be more careful).

Any good donations you would like to admit to?
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Old 24-12-2011, 22:59   #2
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I went sailing with a guy one time who's turn it was to do the dishes - big mistake! He threw out every thing but 1 spoon, 1 bowl, 1 pot, 1 pan, the coffee pot and 4 cups!
So much for the gormet cooking!
At least he didnt throw away the rum!
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Re: Casting your ??????????? upon the waters.

Davey Jones has an entire locker of items we've lost while cruising, although coffee mugs and folding seats are highest on our list. We've circled back for several sandals...good thing they float!
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My husband was taking the over the stern grill and the refrig divider off the boat. Big powerboat wake, he went into the water. Divider and grill gone. Plus the ballet split fall into the water caused a groin/scrotal injury. We went sailing anyway.
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Let's see off the top of my head a winch handle, hand tools, several shoes (retrieved), quite a few beverages, a boat hook (non float), and at a haul out the furler drum which was retrieved by a diver thankfully. SC
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Seems like most every time we head out on the boat, something ends up going overboard ... it's like some kind of sacrifice!

So far I have lost pillows, knives and spoons, my Canadian Flag (complete with stainless pole) , my coffee mug (several times), my dingy, (went back for that), an anchor , (I need to be more careful).

Any good donations you would like to admit to?


I had to leave an anchor behind a couple of weeks ago. I was by myself and couldn't move up on it AND pull in the anchor rode at the same time. So I marked it with a fender, and came back with a friend within 2 1/2 hours.

In that short time someone had come, found and removed the anchor ... (coincidentally, I'm sure -- @@) there were a row of crab pots there.

I'm going to figure out how to lead an anchor rode back to a cockpit winch so if I have to do it by myself I can without risking taking the propeller over the rode. Shouldn't be hard to do. My headsail winches have aft blocks, so any line going through that block will angle properly to the winch and not override. I would THINK all I would need would be a block at the bow to angle the line properly to go through the headsail system.

Comments welcomed!!!
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Old 19-03-2012, 20:24   #7
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Beautiful sailing this weekend, wind snow hail and sunshine even lightning, but as usual Pacific gets her contribution ... My dingy lost the paddle bracket.

Do those come separately?
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Canvas hatch cover, spinnaker bag, cleaning rags.... Lost 10mm and 7/16" wrenches, and screwdriver in bowels of boat somewhere, never to be seen again!
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I often grade papers while underway. I've lost so many essays overboard that my syllabi now advise students to retain a copy of everything they turn in lest the wind gods claim a draft of their work.
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I would need a 50 ft boat just to pack the stuff Connie and I have lost overboard in the last 25 yrs LOL, Thankfully nothing that was needed to get home was ever lost overboard !! Ive tryed everything know to man to keep things aboard ! tyeing is about all that works except magnets on a steel boat !! they helped on our Colvin LOL just try to keep backups below deck !! Thats the only thing Ive found to work !!
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Trying to flick some veges out of the saucepan left me holding a handle.

Also lost a cat (a meow type) as well, we think he took a fateful swipe at toadfish from the bottom step of our boarding ladder.....Cheers
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You lost your cat? Ouch!
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You lost your cat? Ouch!
The clue was we noticed lots toadfish eating the weed on the mooring ropes and they had stratch/scars on their backs............Tried too hard one day!
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Vuarnet sunglasses. You don't know how much your eyes like the "cat eye" upper and lower tint till its gone.
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A crew member losing my whisker pole overboard was the most painful. Unfortunately there were too many witness's to throw him over after it!
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