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Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

I was helping someone move a Hunter 25.5 once and we left the key in the ignition (which I still do now on my boat). We were tacking through a narrow inlet, in a stiff breeze, when the mainsheet somehow hung up on the ignition key, yanking it out of the ignition switch and launching it a good 30 feet or so into the drink.

I remember watching it arc over into the water and sink, and turning to the captain and asking, "You don't happen to have a spare key on board, do you?" and instantly knowing from the look on his face, that he didn't.
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