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Old 06-29-2016, 01:33 PM   #21
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Yep, I noticed early on in my boating career that there was a magnetic attraction between any tool, or set of keys, and the water surrounding my boat.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:08 PM   #22
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You guys are pikers. In addition to a cell phone, sunglasses, and many tools along with fasteners which were just run of the mill stuff, I lost a $4,500.00 pair of hearing aids that were never recovered. Don't ask me how I did that. Search the archives.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:31 PM   #23
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You guys are pikers. In addition to a cell phone, sunglasses, and many tools along with fasteners which were just run of the mill stuff, I lost a $4,500.00 pair of hearing aids that were never recovered. Don't ask me how I did that. Search the archives.
I remember seeing that and that's the worst posted here so far.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:02 PM   #25
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Wrenches can swim. Drop one in the water and the dang thing will go thirty feet sideways before getting to the bottom. Then once on the bottom, they extend their little fins/legs and burrow deep into the silt.

That is the only explanation I have for not being able to find but about half the crap I drop in the water.

On a similar note, just last fall my bud put a new 9.9 Tohatsu on a Carolina skiff. Running it around, he made a turn and the motor jumped off the boat. Next day he got a diver to look for it, and found it!! Brought it to me and I unsunk it. Told him he should through bolt it.

Next week he does it again. Right in the middle of the ICW by the Wrightsville beach bridge. And another diver found it again!! What are the chances of that?? So I unsink it again. Ask him about the bolts, he gives me stink eye. I give him complete verbal grief.

I am getting good at unsinking outboards!!

Saw the skiff on the dock. Motor now has through bolts. The man is capable of learning!!!
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:11 PM   #26
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Wrenches can swim. Drop one in the water and the dang thing will go thirty feet sideways before getting to the bottom. Then once on the bottom, they extend their little fins/legs and burrow deep into the silt.

That is the only explanation I have for not being able to find but about half the crap I drop in the water.

On a similar note, just last fall my bud put a new 9.9 Tohatsu on a Carolina skiff. Running it around, he made a turn and the motor jumped off the boat. Next day he got a diver to look for it, and found it!! Brought it to me and I unsunk it. Told him he should through bolt it.

Next week he does it again. Right in the middle of the ICW by the Wrightsville beach bridge. And another diver found it again!! What are the chances of that?? So I unsink it again. Ask him about the bolts, he gives me stink eye. I give him complete verbal grief.

I am getting good at unsinking outboards!!

Saw the skiff on the dock. Motor now has through bolts. The man is capable of learning!!!
I have heard of many stories of small outboards living through such misadventures but don't understand how they don't ingest water in a cylinder in the process.
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:17 PM   #28
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I have heard of many stories of small outboards living through such misadventures but don't understand how they don't ingest water in a cylinder in the process.
Oh, they do get water in the cylinders. Enough to hydrolock and shear the flywheel key. But once fixed it seems to run fine, so we call it good.
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Myself, sunglasses, reading glasses, and end-of-hose water sprayer. I was the only thing recovered.
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My wife's suitcase. We were departing on a long weekend along the coast. I was handing her groceries, ice chest and then her suitcase....I had no idea how heavy this was (felt at least 100lbs) . As I tried desperately to swing it on board it slipped right out of my hands into the water! Retrieved it as quick as I could but it really is surprising how fast water can enter a floating suitcase. All her clothes, her make-up, shoes, hats, and electrical stuff soaked! Needless to say I had a very upset wife on board. Hung clothes and everything else all along the sundeck. Lost just a few items with the wind blowing through the back deck.
Which brings me to a rather sexist question. I can't believe all women bring their closet and bathroom with them on 4 day boat trips? Apologies ladies!
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:42 PM   #32
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I can't believe all women bring their closet and bathroom with them on 4 day boat trips? Apologies ladies!
Wifey B: Hubby is just as bad. We do take a lot of stuff with us on trips. However, most of my clothing takes very little space. His takes more. We keep stuff on the boat. Toiletries we only have to bring when we run out of something. We use the same shampoo as it has to be fragrance free for his allergies and he does get very close to my hair. No perfumes. I don't wear makeup on the boat but will if we go out on a dress up night.

If we were packing for a 1 week trip to NC and SC and home by car, I'd probably pack something like this. Yes, we're definitely bad about this....very bad.

-Basic toiletries as we use our own soap and shampoo in hotels.
-10 Casual outfits for both of us plus 3 dress up outfits/dresses.
-5 pairs of shoes each. Mine would be 3 casual, 2 heels

We'd have at least two large suitcases and a couple of hanging bags.

You have to have choices. Ok, I'll be fair. My hubby wouldn't have to have so many choices, but I have to have them for him. We must be coordinated.

Ok, I'm guilty of all you said about women regarding the closet. Very guilty. And, because of me, hubby ends up guilty too.

On the boat we'll be returning to in a couple of weeks, I would guess I have 20 outfits, 10 pairs of shoes on board. Oh and we have at least 30 things of suntan lotion.

One of my best friends packs very organized. She has things to mix. She has exactly what she'll need to wear. She's never taken more than one suitcase on any trip in her life and not a huge one. I just can't do that. It stifles creativity and impulsive choice of what to wear.

I think that may be the thing. Even when I'm just putting on a tshirt and shorts, what I wear is important to me. Even on a boat. It's not to hubby except I determine what he's going to wear mostly.

I plead GUILTY.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:32 PM   #33
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It was on a belt clip, I leaned over to tighten a line and it jumped off and dove over the side. It was an inexpensive flip phone, I didn't bother looking for it that was about 8 feet of water and a bunch of mud on the bottom.
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Wifey B: Sounds like Samsung is making so much of their water resistant phone, they need to come out with a floating one.
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One past September, docked alongside Ballard's in the old Harbor at Block we left the boat for the morning while we tooled around the island. when we returned there was a boat rafted along side ours which seemed strange because there was plenty of empty dock space forward and aft of our boat. As we climbed aboard a person on the rafted boat apologized and explained that the previous weekend, he and his wife had a "disagreement" and she took off her engagement ring and through it at him; he had hired a diver who was scanning the bottom with a metal detector. He explained his boat that weekend was rafted in the same spot. When my sister-in-law asked how much it was worth he clammed up which we all took to mean it was pretty valuable. We didn't stick around long enough to see if it was recovered, but if it wasn't, there's some treasure to be found.
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I was hanging out with the family in the cockpit years ago, getting all excited telling a story, when I slapped the glasses off my own face and into the drink. A nearby boater was a diver. He looked a day or two later, but by that point, they'd ceased to exist in this reality.

I was working as third mate aboard a cargo ship several years ago. We had a really terrible vacuum cleaner in the pilothouse. I'd spent hours trying to get the damned thing to suck, but all it ever did was make noise and redistribute the dirt. Finally, after months of waiting, we receive a shiny new one. I decided I would make the old one pay for what it had done to me. The boatswain and I set about the task with hammers and fury. I decided at one point that it would be a good idea if I swung the thing around over my head by it's cord, so I did. Well, the cord let go when the vacuum reached critical velocity, and the vacuum sailed over the side and into the Rouge River. Oops.

Another day, on the same ship actually, I had had a really bad day. Everything was going wrong, nothing was working. Then one of the hatches came apart while we were trying to close it. I was using a 4' long steel pinning bar to try and horse the thing back on track, but it wouldn't budge. It was a nice new pinning bar, too. Still had paint on it and everything. Took about 2 months to get the thing, and we only had about half as many as we needed. Well wouldn't you know it, when I lost my temper and threw the thing down on the deck, it bounced right over the side. It was amazing how it levitated right through the railing just perfectly. Oops.
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great topic.

I was trying to fix something on the swim step and laid down, then turned on my side. Heard something "plop" into the water and realized something had slid out of the pouch pocket of my hoodie sweatshirt. Hmm what was in there? Just my phone and my driver license and ATM card in the case with it. ARGH.

My husband has lost at least two pairs of prescription sunglasses. one pair, he took them off to see the chart plotter screen better and just nonchalantly tossed them overboard. then realized what he had done. all we could do was laugh. Another time he was stepping onto the boat and he had put the sunglasses on the front of his hat, like raised them off his face and replaced them above the hat bill. I am not sure if he bumped his hat or intentionally took it off as he was stepping aboard but in any case the sunglasses went in the water, never to be seen again.

One time on the sailboat we were at the marina and Matt had barbecued dinner. He went out to put away the barbecue and was gone what seemed like a long time so I went to check on him. He was spread out on the dock finger, soaking wet, with a huge gash on one of his shins. What had happened was, when he unscrewed the mini propane tank it had fallen in the water and he was trying to rush to retrieve it, slipped on the dock steps and gone in the water between the finger and the neighbor's boat. I am very thankful that 1) he did not hit his head and 2) he was able to get himself out of the water. The ER doc had the gash irrigated with so much saline, the nurse thought he was nuts. It took quite a few stitches to close up. Yikes

A friend was trying to pull start his dinghy motor and his custom made wedding band flew off his finger. His diver could not find it and his wife had another made. They mentioned the story to another diver a short time later and that diver offered to try to find it. He basically scooped up everything at the bottom in the vicinity of where they thought the wing was and lo and behold, there it was in the mud and shells. It was a snug fitting ring so I am not sure how it managed to fly off!!

Another friend was Commodore at a yacht club we belonged to and part of the year end festivities was a Commodore's Roast. I don't know if someone had specifically paid a diver to retrieve this item or the diver happened upon it. At the Commodore's Roast, the Commodore was presented with a small table that had been retrieved from behind his slip. It was in the water because his wife had thrown it at him in an argument.
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My husband has lost at least two pairs of prescription sunglasses. one pair, he took them off to see the chart plotter screen better and just nonchalantly tossed them overboard. then realized what he had done. all we could do was laugh.
That's hilarious. I can definitely see myself doing that someday. hahaha
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seriously Peggie, I woke my dog up I was laughing so hard.
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Which brings me to a rather sexist question. I can't believe all women bring their closet and bathroom with them on 4 day boat trips? Apologies ladies!
Oh heck no. I would say if anything, Matt packs more outfit options than I do. We don't leave much clothing on the boat as it ends up with "boat smell." All the toiletries stay on the boat. AND we do not use suitcases, we pack it in collapsable bags that we can stuff out of the way once we are unpacked. To stick with the topic of the thread- we have so far managed to not have anything fall out the top of one of the bags in all our years of passing them back and forth across the great divide between dock and boat!
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