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Old 06-11-2010, 14:05   #1
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Things You've Lost Overboard . . .

The most common items a new sailor maight lose.
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Old 06-11-2010, 14:33   #2
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Besides his/her mind, temper? It is a boat after all.
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Old 06-11-2010, 14:33   #3
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what HASNT fallen overboard--INCLUDING animals and humans...(not me , yet)
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- fenders.*
- key for fill valves.*
- handheld GPS.*
- crab pot.*
- cell phone.*
- sunglasses.*
- hats.*
- winch handle.
- beer (processed through your system).*
- wife and/or 2 year old kid.*

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My girlfriend bought me a nice pair of binoculars back in my early sailing days. I saw something I wanted to look at and went below to get them. As I came up through the hatch I stumbled and over the side they went. Never even got to use them on the boat.
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Putting sunglasses / prescription glasses in top shirt pocket then bending over to look in the water...
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Screwdrivers are at the top of my list closely followed by nuts (Although there have been a few human “nuts” I was much gladder to get rid of I am talking “nuts” as in nuts and bolts). Both are nice and round and roll merrily away. It doesn’t take you too long to learn to position the dingy under anywhere you are working especially after something a bit more irreplaceable like a windlass plate goes over.

One of the other first victims was a towel left drying over the boom never to be seen again.

Another victim seems to be mobile phones. Till last Sunday the record was just a couple of dunkings. Then this wind squall funnelled down a gorge and knocked me over in the estuary. Somewhere in the fracas my phone conveniently in its waterproof case must have floated away as the cockpit flooded. I have configured a rule since that anything in the cockpit of importance must be secured with a shark clip. Unfortunately I only had enough clips to secure my GPS, torch and flare container; I must buy more!
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what HASNT fallen overboard--INCLUDING animals and humans...(not me , yet)
Opps, I should have listed the dog! He has only done it once off the boat at sea. I am sure he tripped on a sheet when I dived over spear fishing. Nevertheless, he has gone off floating berths many times while playing with kids and other dogs.
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Putting sunglasses / prescription glasses in top shirt pocket then bending over to look in the water...
I got myself one of those big rubber straps for my prescription glasses. Even on land I rarely ever take it off just in case it is not there when I need it. Who cares if I look like some sort of dork with goggles?
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I went overboard and lost my best scraper.
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Boathook last week. On my own, windy. Sat it on the cabin top and it bounced overboard.
Ended up bringing the mooring alongside the cockpit and getting one foot under the rope, whilst hanging from the lifelines.
Collected the boathook using our dinghy. Went out and bought a spare hook!
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