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yeah, really, how the hell could you let that happen?!?

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We were having a nice lunch outside, in the Summer, anchored off Cascais....so, I took the coffee machine outside, put it on the floor, (my boats allways had open transoms or open transom in the middle), and went about making some tasty coffee for after lunch (we only drink Expresso here).

So I made one, two and on the 3rd Expresso, which was for me, I forgot I had the machine there and kicked it with my foot....I still tried to grabb the 12V cord...but.....pluffff....I never got my coffee....
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Wow, I must be a real cheapskate. I can only recall one bottle of sunblock (was too new to know not to put it down on deck while racing, we tacked, it didn't) and one baseball cap that somehow wasn't jammed on hard enough.

I reluctantly use a neckstrap these days. And, make sure to offer TWO libations regularly. One thrown aloft to Aeolus. If none lands on the water--he's accepted it and we'll have fair winds. And one for Poseidon, who so far hasn't thrown any back.
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Lets see, umbrella, towel, multi-tool, 2 fenders, coffee cup, paperback book and have almost tossed the outboard motor overboard a few times on purpose because the old thing ran like crap no mater what I did to try and fix it.
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Besides the usual sunglasses and screwdrivers (never a beer, strangely), I have lost one cellphone getting on the boat, one cellphone getting off the boat, and since we now have a full keel boat with a deep and somewhat oily bilge, I managed to drop a cellphone straight into the engine room and right into the muck. This last time, I managed to salvage the SIM card, but if it weren't for boating, I would still have my 1999 Qualcomm analog cellphone instead of a 2007 Sony Erickson.

I can only conclude that Neptune schedules his hook-ups so the wife doesn't find out.
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Lets see, umbrella, towel, multi-tool, 2 fenders, coffee cup, paperback book and have almost tossed the outboard motor overboard a few times on purpose because the old thing ran like crap no mater what I did to try and fix it.
Now I know why he took my coffee machine.... he took your cup....
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Not sure who the winner is. The 15hp motor or the girl left on a sand bar.

Mine fail in comparison, winch handle, bbq grill, towel, steak, brats; just the usual stuff.

Great thread, thanks Fearless.
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Besides the usual sunglasses and screwdrivers (never a beer, strangely), .
I think you'd have to set it down first!!

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Not sure who the winner is. The 15hp motor or the girl left on a sand bar.

Mine fail in comparison, winch handle, bbq grill, towel, steak, brats; just the usual stuff.

Great thread, thanks Fearless.
The 15HP should win...the girl can swim...that's a handicap for the motor
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Lost overboard

So far, we've been fairly lucky:

- 2-3 wine glasses
- A cell phone
- A wife...well, actually my wife, who attempted to jump on a dock and missed. Fortunately, there was a helping hand on the dock who pulled her out before I could do any further damage to her with the boat. She'll never jump again (but that is a good thing).

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