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Things lost in the water

So we have all dropped stuff in the water, from at the dock and on the go, lets hear what some people have lost in the water
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I dropped a really nice dewalt cordless drill off the top of the mast. Figured it was toast and wrote it off.

just a couple days later I mentioned it to my neighbor & he said "oh no! You can rinse it and totally save it!"

it was noticeably lighter... ALL of the copper in it was completely dissolved.
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Hey,

I have lost the typical stuff: cell phones, hats, seat cushions, winch parts, etc. One of the phones was a blackberry that my work provided. I called the help desk because I 'lost' the phone the service person said they would send a 'kill' signal so no one could use the phone. I explained that they didn't need to do that because I doubted the fish would be using the phone.

The one thing I lost that hurt the most was an expensive watch.

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Re: Things lost in the water

Socket spanner with handle - lost while changing prop.
Sunglass - slide off bimini.
Sunglass - gets swipe off face by sheets.
Winch handle - mishandling

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After a month of cold water, this past summer I was so anxious for a swim once we had some warmth I dove off the boat without taking my prescription glasses off - a $600 dive...

Otherwise the usual assortment of tools, plus sets of keys (3 times.. Got 'me back twice)

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Re: Things lost in the water

Someone else lost it, I found it (thought I had a record *something* at the end of my line):
one of those folding/collapsing metal-tube & cloth chairlike things. Cleaned up pretty nice, gave it my sister for her porch.

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One time I lost one of those folding/collapsing metal-tube & cloth chair like things. I'm sure someone probably found it and it is now sitting on someone's sister's porch somewhere. :-)
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There's a well known undercurrent flowing from Vegas to Florida.
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I will never forget dropping my pocket knife off the dock when I was a kid. Probably about 12 or 13. It was a Boy Scout logo folding pocket knife. By today's standard, it was junk. The blade did not lock open, so it was probably dangerous too. But I carried it everywhere with me, even to school, which I'm sure would be illegal today.

It was the first moment I recall feeling completely helpless and subject to a life sentence for my mistake. I still recall where I was and who was there. I even recall the explanation from my Father that the bottom was soft mud and murky, so diving for it was futile. I was crushed.

To this day, I keep floating fobs with small carabiners on them in the car to attach to keys when I'm at the marina.
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