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Old 06-11-2010, 15:43   #16
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OK, one of the following was dropped by my crew and the rest were my fault (sorta absolves me of some culpability right????):
sunglasses
handheld VHF radio
waterproof handheld VHF radio (after 2 losses I now have one that's waterproof AND floats!)
stovetop percolating coffee maker (I don't wash it out over the side ANYMORE)
ooops - wife coming - better stop the list.....
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Old 06-11-2010, 15:56   #17
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Anchor off a dive rib, yep the end wasn't tied on. Worst still despite 4 divers on board we could find in due to the tide running and the depth, 120 feet of water.

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Old 06-11-2010, 16:06   #18
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Knocked the Magma grill off our stern rail by bumping into a piling on the way into a dock. Dove down to get it too!
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Old 06-11-2010, 16:08   #19
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I lost all my stuff in the marina, alongside.

- Fender (twice)- peeled these off against the dock, without scraping the gelcoat
- Bungee cord: got this back with the boathook.
- Spreader boot: retrieved this with the boathook too.
- Screwdriver. As I was pulling the mast, a turnbuckle catapulted it about 10 feet from the boat. I waved goodbye to it.
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hmmmm, I have dropped the boat hook over the side trying to grab at the mooring on a very choppy day, and the occasional hat , which I hate doing because on our boat that means MOB drill !! ( good practice though)
I also lost my best set of safety glasses last week when I was trying to sand a bit of rust off the side while at the pier.

However the most notable lately was when Pete just recently lost his 2 week old iphone4, - standard top pocket lean over . Such a pain because it was a two year payment plan deal .
He is cursing the mud under the boat and trying to convince our youngest to don his skin diving gear to play mud pies and find it. Apparently he can get a replacement if he has the evidence.
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Old 06-11-2010, 16:22   #21
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Binocs in the Drink

A couple of friends and I chartered a sailboat out of Annapolis quite a few years ago, and sailed up to the Magothy River, where we dropped the hook behind the bar at the entrance to have lunch. I hung my brand new binoculars on the mainsheet winch, with the binocs hanging down inside the companionway. Safe, I thought.

When it was time to leave, one of the guys started vigorously hauling up the mainsail. A loop of the sail's leach dropped down into the companionway, picked up my binocs, and flipped them in a perfect arc, off the winch, over the side, and into the water. I watched them make their journey as if in slow motion--kerplunck, they were gone.
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Most common item for me are winch handles.
Silliest item was a second set of (for a younger me) v expensive Porche sun glasses. I'd been given a set as a gift and cherished them for only a month before they went over the side in the harbour. Water too deep and black to get them back.
Could not really afford to spend the money to buy another set for myself but weakened and did so. but got a strong elasticated cord to go round my neck so not to loose them the same way.
A week later when we got on the boat I was explaining to my wife how I lost the first set, and leant over the side to show her how and where.
The second slid off my face (like the first) did not drop as they halted, dangling from the elasticated cord.
I stood up smiling and the glasses caught under the lifeline.
The elastic streched out, must have broken as the the glasses pinged up and slapped me in the face, before splashing back over the side to join the first set.
Left me with a black eye and a wife who would definately not let me buy a third set.......
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Winch handle, winch parts, waste cap,.....My rule is if I drop something ANYWHERE on the boat, it will end up bouncing into the water.
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Old 06-11-2010, 16:48   #24
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The most common items a new sailor maight lose.

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Hat (more than one) all but one "rescued".
Grill grate. Hard to grab when hot!
Drink cooler. Lost the nearly full cold drink too.
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Virginity! ... long time ago, and NO, I'm not elaborating! Only item I ever was happy to lose over the side
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Trying not to picture that ;-)
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Virginity! ... long time ago, and NO, I'm not elaborating! Only item I ever was happy to lose over the side
Uh Oh - Party over there!!

All I lost was my hat, and a spatula. Not near as much fun I'm sure.
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oh hats yes.

Love the towel drying one too.

Im surprised at the winch handles. When I am done I put em in cabin below somewhere where I can reach laeter.
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hat help - i sew a piece of yarn into the rim and hook it into my belt loop with a hook. Also keep some shoelaces around for the odd hat or guest.

Screwdrivers - haven't found a convenient way, and they fall out of my hand when I am up a mast
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Tying on a hat - why haven't I thought of that.
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