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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.
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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.

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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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