Dagnabbit! Not again....What's the worst thing you've ever dropped in the water? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-14-2007
knotaloud's Avatar
Re Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 153
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
knotaloud is on a distinguished road
Dagnabbit! Not again....What's the worst thing you've ever dropped in the water?

I used another pair of sunglasses to check the depth next to my boat last night; it's still deep, and getting expensive. I'm just curious, am I the only klutz that sails, or has everyone lost a fews things to the deep? What's the worst or most costly thing you've let slip?

My worst fumble was a brand new dingy outboard (worth about $2500us) in several hundred feet of water. Oh was my father PO'd.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-14-2007
Thanks Courtney.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 3,953
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
T34C has a spectacular aura about T34C has a spectacular aura about T34C has a spectacular aura about
My bow man.
(I wonder if we should have gone back for him?)
__________________
hunter Legend 37 Semper Paratus
Formerly - Tartan 34C Yawl
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-14-2007
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 19,807
Thanks: 0
Thanked 78 Times in 75 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
My favorite pipe.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-14-2007
sailortjk1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Porter, IN
Posts: 4,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about
A gallon of milk.
__________________
Courtney is My Hero

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-14-2007
ianhlnd's Avatar
A little less cheek
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Valparaiso bound
Posts: 752
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
ianhlnd will become famous soon enough ianhlnd will become famous soon enough
A bottle of Easy Jesus (E&J brandy), and a handheld VHF, both at the same time. I was enviting someone over for a drink. BYOB
__________________
Just checking in.
Where ya'll keep'n the wimmin 'round here?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-14-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Chaunclm is on a distinguished road
No doubt about this being the worst.

The keys to the car. One hundred miles from home on a Sunday morning.

The most helpless feeling I've ever experienced was the last sight as the keys sank in about 40 feet of water.

This was much worse than when we went camping and power boating at Lake Texoma only to find that the boat keys stayed home in Dallas.

Last edited by Chaunclm; 07-14-2007 at 10:29 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-14-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Seaside, Florida
Posts: 3,326
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
sailhog has a spectacular aura about sailhog has a spectacular aura about
I took my daughters and our dog out to Port Royal Sound to greet PBzeer when he came through here last month. We tied up for an hour or so, and while we chatted, my elder daughter dropped my watch between our two boats. So many tiny bubbles... Definitely worth it. Got to meet PB (a truly interesting guy) in exchange for a twelve-dollar watch.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-14-2007
labatt's Avatar
I'd rather be sailing
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
Posts: 1,901
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
labatt will become famous soon enough
My wife dropped her Blackberry in while getting off the boat at our slip before leaving Port Annapolis Marina in Annapolis. She thinks that's actually the best thing she's dropped into the water though. Several days of silence from no phone or e-mail!
__________________
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Don't dream your life, live your dream" - Bob Bitchin'
"I'll see it when I believe it" - Me
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 07-14-2007
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,855
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
Ohh man, not the same thread again.....

see the same subject here...


My wife's car keys, 1 pair sunglasses, 1 Prop Nut (had to drive 30 km to get a new one), a Swiss knife, my kid's hat, a coffee machine!!!!!! (yes I know...how???), a sauce pan, a girlfriend ( I recovered her), various nuts and bolts and screws, an anchor, a new set of Genoa sheets
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 07-14-2007
danjarch's Avatar
Siren 17
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grapevine TX
Posts: 1,869
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 8
danjarch will become famous soon enough
Plenty of sunglass
Three watches
Gold plated zippo
One customers cell phone
A few wrenches
But the coolest one, a low hanging vang snagged the fire extinguisher of the aft deck of the Mystic Whaler and hurled it into the water. That was a sight. Should've been more careful when we jibed.
__________________
!! WARNING !! The above information is to be used by intelligent people only. If you are Stupid, could be considered a moron, or otherwise. You are instructed to disregard this information and seek the help of a licensed and bonded professional.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windward performance deseely General Discussion (sailing related) 21 04-01-2012 02:42 PM
Water, Precious Water Michael Carr Cruising Articles 0 09-02-2004 08:00 PM
Sinking at the Dock Mark Matthews Seamanship Articles 0 09-23-2003 08:00 PM
Understanding Tidal Currents Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 08-05-2003 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.