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Old 26-09-2017, 10:53   #76
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Re: Contributions to King Neptune things going overboard

Decided to add new folding bikes to the toys we lug around. Got to Agde, lovely day, bit gusty, and got the bikes out. Set the first one up, started on the second when a gust came through taking the first off land into the marina. Three lessons - nothing is too heavy to get blown around, get a grappling hook and the bike that gets soaked is always ridden by the soakor.
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Old 26-09-2017, 11:12   #77
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DJI Mavic Pro -£100
Tacktick dual display - £400
2xVetus steering rams - £600
Misc tools - £20
Two caps - £10

I'm sure there are more. Let's see what next season brings.
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Old 26-09-2017, 11:37   #78
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how did you loose the tacktick?
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how did you loose the tacktick?
Someone had to ask

I have a Raymarine wireless wind vane. A Tacktick MN30 wind display, and a MN100 dual display. The latter was only connected to my depth sounder, so I set about joining the two networks.

No sooner had I done that than the wind display stopped working. I read on other forums about putting the display in a bag and hoisting it up the mast so it can connected to the wind transducer.

I did that, but I forgot to use a downhaul line and got the back stuck. I eventually got it down and cursed myself for being so daft.

The next day I set about the task again, but this time added a downhaul. The problem was it was windy and it was actually the downhaul that ended up tangled around a spreader.

I started jiggling the lines to get it untangled and the display jumped out of the bag hit the dock and went overboard. It was only 4m deep but it was a marina and the water was too murky to see anything so I didn't bother retrieving it.

The bag is still stuck on the spreaders and I've been sailing the last few hundred miles without any wind or depth data.
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I started jiggling the lines to get it untangled and the display jumped out of the bag hit the dock and went overboard. It was only 4m deep but it was a marina and the water was too murky to see anything so I didn't bother retrieving it.

The bag is still stuck on the spreaders and I've been sailing the last few hundred miles without any wind or depth data.
Do I sense a little frustration?
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One overboard and one retrieval story.

We had docked at Canadian Customs dock to check in when ny wife, who almost NEVER swears, was preparing to hand me her passport.
That's when she slipped slightly and dropped it overboard.
At the top of her lungs, she yelled a one word epithet having to do with bodily excrement.
The passport had immediately disappeared under the starboard trampoline where we couldn't see it.
I was powerless to do anything for almost a minute until I could see if it was still on the surface and amazingly, it was. Surface tension was holding up the plasticized card! If I had dived into get it, it would have sunk for sure.
We had to patiently wait for the current to bring it close enough for me to grab it.
Everyone on the dock was in suspense until I snatched it up.
Thankfully no boat traffic had gone by either, or it would have been a goner.

Back in the '90's the Elliot Bay marina was being built in Seattle.
One day, they placed all the dock boxes, the idea being the next day they would fasten all of them to the docks.
Sure enough, that night there was a big windstorm, and lots of them were blown over and sunk. Divers were called in to rescue as many as possible, but the visibility got bad and many had to be abandoned.
Fast forward a few years, I had a boat maintnenance job there when a call came in to get a diver to pull out the reported "White Rock in slip number (so and so).
It seems that whenever the marina assigned a transient slip and the vis was good along with sun and low tide, the slip assignee would see what looked like a big white rock.
I called the marina and asked if I pulled it could I keep it. They were glad to get rid of it.
For ten bucks i had a very barnacle encrusted brand new uninstalled dock box.
After "shaving" all the barnacles off, I gave it a bath with Muriatic Acid.
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When moving it to repaint the boat, I accidentally dropped my anchor off the bow last weekend

With no chain attached, in 25 feet of very cold murky water.
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My Brother had a fancy 45' Sportfisherman back 20 years or so ago.
It had a big polished SS anchor on the bow for everyone to look at, of course it was never used, cause it was only to look at.
One of his friends when told to drop the anchor dropped the pretty one, The one without any rode attached to it
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When moving it to repaint the boat, I accidentally dropped my anchor off the bow last weekend

With no chain attached, in 25 feet of very cold murky water.
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A64pilot My Brother had a fancy 45' Sportfisherman back 20 years or so ago.
It had a big polished SS anchor on the bow for everyone to look at, of course it was never used, cause it was only to look at.
One of his friends when told to drop the anchor dropped the pretty one, The one without any rode attached to it

Whoo almost shades of Captain Ron..
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Whoo almost shades of Captain Ron..
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Whoo, almost shades of these:

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...chor+and+chain
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Big neodimien magnet for heavy anchors made of steel.
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Re: Contributions to King Neptune things going overboard

The oddest thing I have ever taken from King Neptune was a 9.9 outboard engine. It was hooked on my anchor.
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