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Did you not tell him after the second one that it might not be a good idea to use that thing on deck?? Funny Story.
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I think you'd have to set it down first!!
It's usually lashed to my hat, with a short length of 1/4" fuel line leading to my mouth for skipper refreshment.

Perhaps this is as good a place as any to show all you sailors the greatest invention of all time.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/445498..._refrigerator/

Think a SS version on the cabin-top, gimballed to account for heel and made to run on 12 VDC would work?
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The cellcos claim that 1 in 4 cellular phones are "lost" every year, I guess that fellow really wanted a good excuse not to be on the leash.

Someone possibly at Sailnet told me a good way to keep winch guts onboard years ago. Either you lay a terry cloth towel (traps small objeects rolling) around the winch, or you take a large cardboard box top and cut a hole in it, so it can be "collared" around the winch. Then when you take things apart and they fall down around it, there's no place they can go. Or at least, they need to be trying REALLY HARD to get there.
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Thats great!! Brings up 2 questions: 1) does it work with real beer or only the Lite crap shown. 2) If it only holds 10 at a time, what do you give to your guests???

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I've lost a couple of cresent wrenches and screw drivers. One winch handle, a brand new genoa sheet that had never been used. A coffee press. A couple of deck fill keys, several beach towels and at least two ensign flags and various hats and lighters.

My dad lost an old Evinrude outboard that was running WFO when it came off the mount. That engine did at least 3 nice big circles on top of the water all by itself before it disappeared below the surface. We found it about 25 feet away from where it went down in about 8 ft of water buried in the muck. Dried it out and flushed it and it ran for a few more years.
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I was removing some stanchions on an old wooden boat once and dropped the wrench, which fell behind the ceiling. It didn't make it all the way to the bilge, and because of other work needed, we pulled a piece of the ceiling to retrieve the wrench, and found it's mate that was left behind by someone else.

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Charlie...the sea didn't exactly take it did it??

The items you lost never left the boat....
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That's true, I just loved the fact that I lost one and recovered two, although I did have to clean some rust off of the second.
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Well..in that case...just what I found on my boat...a few days it was delivered to me....a hydraulic 15 ton jack, a hack saw, several screwdrivers, a hammer, several light bulbs (220V), 3 exacto knifes, 3 battens...all left by the biulder...I gave them all back...
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I think it is a bad omen, next the boat will sink and the sea will get both of them.

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