Quote from earlier message
"Tools on my boat not only actively seek the ocean,"
A fellow who was an old marine
when I knew him, used to have bronze or brass tools with some kind of lanyard attached to almost every one of them.
He said something like "Son, when you've put down in some beautiful clear lagoon
in the middle of nowhere and dropped your only half inch wrench in the water, you can see it quite clearly five hundred feet below you. And there's not a damned thing you can do to get it back. So if you want to get home again, you tie things on."
Like they used to tell the offshore oil
rig workers "tie a string onto the wrench, tie the other end around your B@lls you'll never drop one in the drink, again.