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Old 10-11-2010, 11:05   #91
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Sometimes what you lose overboard is a key memory of the cruise.

BC Canada: outboard motor
Columbia river: Wifes wedding ring, camera, at least one example of every tool
Under the Golden Gate bridge: watch, prescription glasses
Channel Islands: Whisker pole (shouldn't they float?)
Ensenada: (censored)

ps. forget what I said with your luck the coast gards will bring her back without the whisker pole!!!

The ex wife kept swimming back
Sometime what you throw overboard is a key memory of your cruise...
next time throw her the whisker pole for boyancy and hit the inbord starter
Ensenada: (censored) ok you got my attension
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Old 10-11-2010, 14:21   #92
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Sometimes what you lose overboard is a key memory of the cruise.

BC Canada: outboard motor
Columbia river: Wifes wedding ring, camera, at least one example of every tool
Under the Golden Gate bridge: watch, prescription glasses
Channel Islands: Whisker pole (shouldn't they float?)
Ensenada: (censored)

The ex wife kept swimming back
Heavier rocks, buddy, heavier rocks...
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Old 15-11-2010, 18:11   #93
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I've only lost one pair of sunglasses, at the marina, leaning over the aft pulpit, trying to dislodge a heavy plastic bag that was tangled on the propeller.

Luckily one of the men that work there has a PhD. in fishing out that sort of things. He even has a purpose-made aluminium hook thingy. Found them in less than 10 minutes in extremely murky water with a disgusting silty bottom.

Lesson learnt, for sure.
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This is an inverse of the "Lost Overboard" story.

We used to live on a slow moving deep river.
One day, a guy in a beautiful strip planked wooden canoe went by motoring upriver.
He was powering his canoe with a 2 hp Evinrude outboard motor which was attached to a piece of Cedar board.
This was in turn, attached to the side of the canoe with a C clamp.
He hit a boat wake, the board split in two, sending the running motor to the bottom.
Without so much as even a quick search, he paddled away.
The next day I went diving. The river was about 7 to 10 feet deep.
I found the motor, replaced the head gasket which was blown, and the virtually new motor ran for years until I sold it for $200 when we left to go cruising.
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Just the other day while bringing dishes elsewhere to serve someone dinner...
nice matching set. A friend once lost her cell over the side and it glowed blue for a couple days on the bottom. Boat hooks. Dogs. Tools galore. Lost my keys recently for the first time ever. They went thru a hole in my pocket and out the bottom.
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