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Let's see I was on the Chesapeake in almost windless hot day down near Tangier with some kind up gnats intermittantly biting me. One bites me on the temple and I give it a good slap which kills the gnat and also launches my brand-new prescription sunglasses into the bay. To which I declared, "F***, sh**" and then relaxed.

Just north of there I went below thinking I had the boat all nicely balanced, as I came back up on deck the boat jibed knocking my Tilly hat into the bay and breaking my non-sunglasses. Spent an hour or more tacking back and forth trying to find the hat without success.

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Umm.. Tilley hats have a strap...how did yours end up in the water????

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Yea, yea, yea. This web site ain’t big enough to list all the things I’ve seen go by the boards! I suppose the most memorable are my wife, home and family! All in all, I’ve been better off without. Hey, how’s about some of the stuff that the sea gave back? New tread!

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This wasnt in the sea and it didnt stay taken as i got it back, but my 1991 Johnson 3hp went overboard in my granddads pond this morning. Brought it from the boat to run in the pond for its montly freshwater flush and as i went to turn it went right overboard. As much as it sucked, it was funny watching it go down. It did about 3-5 turns underwater. Lucky it was only about 10ft down. Salvaged it with a rope and a big hook made from rebar. Havent started it yet, but it did get flushed out with clean water and WD40/PB Blaster. Heres a pic of it after being drug out of the pond.

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God....looks like a dead animal.......revive it quick....cpr.....
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It runs fine. Just came in from running it. Heading out in a few to get new plugs, some hose clamps and a filter.
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of course it does, everyone knows Johnsons work best if they're upright ...
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Those little Johnson outboards are indestructable.
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I'm still using a 1958 Johnson 3hp on my dink. It still starts easier and runs better than a new one!!

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