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The Sailing Law of Klutzism

The Sailing Law of Klutzism

The value of an important item is geometrically and directly related to the likelihood that it will be lost overboard.
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You forgot that it is also exponentially related to the necessity of said item... the more you will need the item, the less likely it is to stay aboard.

Conversely, carrying a spare of an item will often insure that it will not be sacrificed to the sea gods... a good example... winch handles.. if you only have one aboard... the chance it will get dropped overboard is almost 100%. Because it is an absolute necessity, it is almost guaranteed to be lost. However, if you have two or three winch handles aboard... the chance that you lose one drops almost to zero.

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Cell phone, prescription glasses, an anchor along with 30 feet of rhode, bbq tonges, a towel (they sink faster than you might think), pair of shoes, a steak, two bratwurst, hardware, more money than I care to add up.
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In 23 years I can't remember it all but probably a hundred packs of smokes a couple dozen pairs of sunglasses countless screws bolts nuts washers two portable stereos. an 8#sledge a bunch of paint brushes and rollers several rachets and screw drivers some nice clothes, at least three anchors, and on one of the worst trips in my life 50 gallons of paint. And about five years off my life.

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