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...Why do they make winch handles without locking devices?.
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....about 1 metric tons of SS HW...
Ouch. There's gotta be more to this story, no?


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Two cellphone, one pair of sunglasses, a steak, a grill grate, a plate. I think that's it.

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I've just recalled the occasional boat hook that has gone overboard during a mooring grab. I've seen it more than once. Grab pennant, pull to deck, try to drop boat hook to be able to use both hands, boat hook bounces handle on deck, then hook, then handle, then hook, while approaching the life lines. Plop.

Last I recall this, we were grabbing a mooring in 25kts of wind and, while the hook floats, there is no way we were getting in the water to get it. Hunted the shore the next day. Fauhgedaboutit


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When I was a youngster and the men landed on the moon
Sparks a memory - Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan left a Hasselblad 500EL camera on the moon. That's got to count as an expensive "over board".

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Those things used to cost more than a good car!
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Re: Things lost in the water

First A GPS, mainsheet took it off during an "accidental jibe" I wasn't driving.
But the best story was during a race and a tack when a crew member was driving and I was on the sheet when the primary winch came completely apart, drum, bearing, lock nut, tailing lead, everything and I fell on my ass. We immediately went back to the other tack. After settling in I looked at what happened (I thought the winch broke) I started gathering all the parts still on the boat and realized the lock nut had come off and I had all the parts to reassemble the winch. That has to be against some maritime law. I assembled the winch, and finished the race, in 1st.
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Re: Things lost in the water

I see a theme here.when I bought my sailboat 3 years ago ,it came with 2 locking, floating winch handles. In defiance of Murphy's law I still have both aboard.

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Stuff, but want add my story on "A Steak"

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Two cellphone, one pair of sunglasses, a steak, a grill grate, a plate. I think that's it.
  • Got a hand me down Magna Round grill from my sailing cousin
  • Used it one year without issue
  • Cleaned it up real well over winter
  • Bought a nice steak, a 6-pack, and one of those add boiling water rice pilaf packages.
  • Headed out the boat (on a mooring) for a relaxing dinner/solo overnight.
  • While trying to clamp the grill onto the stern rail, thing flipped and grate went into the harbor.
  • Way too dark (night) to try and dive and look for it.
  • Tried to figure a McGuyver grate out, but not such luck.
  • Ended up cooking the $12 Porterhouse steak and the rice together (only one pot on board).
  • Edible, but don't recommend.

Wife mistakenly dropped a One-Touch winch handle over the side, thinking she was dropping it into the cockpit behind her. Wasn't too concerned when I said she dropped it overboard as her response was "It floats, we can just turnaround and get it." I said, no it sinks like a rock, to which she replied the Orange handle means it floats. We turned around to look for it, but......

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Re: Things lost in the water

My dad lost his false teeth over the side one time. He asked me to go back and try to find them but I explained the 100 ft or so of water depth to him.
I have lost other (ususal) things but that is the one that stands out in my memory.

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