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Old 06-11-2010, 20:05   #31
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cell phone dropped off belt clip into water
round grill off the Magma BBQ.
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Old 06-11-2010, 20:57   #32
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Why is that cheap stuff floats, but expensive stuff sinks? $15 boathooks go swimming on a regular basis and are always retrieved, but my whisker pole disappeared before I could even finish yelling for someone to grab it. $5 screwdriver floats, heirloom swiss army knife sinks. Mesh bag containing 8 bottles of Chimay ale hanging off the transom keeping cool sinks without a trace, a case of Busch in cans dropped by a guest with no taste floats until said guest collects every damn can and fills the icebox, which is why the Chimay was hanging off the transom in the first place.
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Old 06-11-2010, 21:55   #33
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The damn trivet out of my pressure cooker...while i was dumping leftover potatoes...ooops.
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Old 06-11-2010, 22:59   #34
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I don't know what I lost overboard recently. I can't figure it out. We heeled over on a gust and something on the cabintop ahead of the dodger went "shussh, shussh" across the deck, then "clunk" on the toerail and then "splash" into the Sulu Sea. Something is missing but I don't know what it could have been. Hopefully just a forgotten cocktail glass ... could happen given the tendency to over-pour the drinks around here...
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Old 06-11-2010, 23:56   #35
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My grown son was trying to haul up a mooring ring and we were drifting. He really didn't want to drop the boat hook but the ring wasn't coming and I really didn't want him going in. I finally convinced him to drop the boat hook. It promptly sunk. Floating boat hook indeed!

A bit went flying from a dremel once. It made a lovely arc and a perfect entry. Of course it was the only one I had of that type and was very difficult to find.

And speaking of a slow motion entry, I was winching up the dinghy with a halyard. Once it was to the top of the lifelines I walked forward, line in hand, and eased the boat over the lines. The free end of the halyard snagged the winch handle and it too made a lovely arc and into the briny.

Moments like that all you can say is "huh".
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Old 07-11-2010, 00:40   #36
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G'day, mates. I don't know about common, but TONITE, I was grilling venison steaks on the magna, went to flip one and slip out of the tongs to feed the mudcrabs. It was a lite dinner, the mate got the other one!! Cheers.
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Aside from various zinc fastening nuts during dives, the only thing I've lost overboard (that I've noticed, anyways) in the last year and a half is a gaff. It was a nice, older, slightly rusty one that my grandpa had pinned into a piece of galvanized pipe. Looked solid, and I had tested it a few times to make sure it would work fine.

I'd just landed a 20+lb mahi-mahi, and my club had slid out of reach, leaving my single-handing-self nothing but said hook to use (or my fists, which never really occurred to me, I don't think). So I brought the hook up for a good whack to the skull, which went as planned, but on the upswing for my second swing the damned thing flew off the pipe and plopped its way down about fifteen hundred feet, leaving me with a piece of half inch pipe that had seen better days, and a still-flopping fish.

I curb-stomped the fish, which worked fine but made quite a mess on the poop deck, but the hook was long gone.
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Yep!

Exactly the same phenomenon has cost me countless mobile phones .. .
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1) Winch handle
2) Eye Glasses - 2 pair
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5)Visor/hats - not worth recovery
6)Tempor/wife - Wife choose to jump overboard!

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Only TWO things in 35 years...sort of.

First, loaded my best tool kit onto the gunnel from the dingy, climbed aboard and tied up the dingy astern. 10 minutes later I got waked by a cabin cruiser and heard a splash... Yup, a couple hundred dollars in tools went into the ooze at the bottom...

Second, during a checkout for a charter below Annapolis, the charter companies checkout captain asked me to sail down the river and out into the bay. It was quite windy that day, and I asked him if it would be OK if we raised the sails while we were still protected in the river. He wanted to wait 'til we reached the bay... Sure enough, it was blowing like stink out there, and the flapping genoa caught a sheet on something on the mast. He offered to go forward and clear it, which I gladly let him do. I still don't know how he did it, but somehow when he freed the sheet it smacked him in the head, ripping his (prescription) glasses off his face and firing them 30 yards overboard like a steam catapult off an aircraft carrier! He didn't have another set, and he had to drive back to Washington... But he let me handle the boat from then on and I passed my test...
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4 cell phones sofar. Top pocket stupidity.

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I found them . . . . lots of them while walking the cape.
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OMG!!! I love the Fishes. I want some.

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