Re: Things lost in the water
Ever notice how when you drop something on deck, no matter where you drop it, it bounces overboard?
To get the battens out of the main, you need to remove a small screw from the batt slides. The screw size and positioning was clearly designed by an engineer who was trying to make me crazy. Every year, we drop one on deck, first there's the ping as it bounces on deck, then the plop as it hits the water.
On one of our previous boats we had a sliding car on the boom for a in mast hood furl. It decided to explode one day raining ball bearings on the crew. Yep, that same ping then plop sound heard maybe 100 times in a matter of seconds.