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Winch handles, that one sock that escaped the dryer, various critical fasteners, keys and contact lenses - all living somewhere together in perfect harmony... far from planet earth..
I read a funny story a few months ago about a guy who replaced the motor in his dryer, but it spun backwards. It didn't make any difference so far as drying his clothes went, but all these strange, unpaired sock kept appearing in his dryer ...

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I've never lost a handle, but my charming wife (and the boat's namesake) dropped one overboard last year near Solomons at about 0300 during Governor's Cup. She looked at me with her big brown eyes and kept saying over and over that she couldn't believe that she lost a handle after 34 years of sailing. It told her that it was ok, that it happens, and that she should just go fetch it.

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That got me to thinking: I wonder how many winch handles are laying on the bottom of the Chesapeake?
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Ahhhh - another victim of the Chesapeake! We lost a dear friend to the brown waters this weekend... Chris' wallet. May the winches and wallets rest in peace...

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Mine floats. Made for a great impromptu MOB drill once!
My handle was one of those new plastic dealies, and I wasn't sure if it floated or not. I ran over to the rail hoping to see it bobbing along, but no such luck.
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Ahhhh - another victim of the Chesapeake! We lost a dear friend to the brown waters this weekend... Chris' wallet. May the winches and wallets rest in peace...
I'd throw five winch handles overboard before yielding my wallet to the deep. That's a whole other set of problems.
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Add another two or three pairs of sunglasses, two favorite hats, numerous forks, and oh how many screwdrivers for me.
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My father lost 2 cell phones in a week, boy was he mad!

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The depths of the Chesapeake out from Solomons has claimed a SS cowl vent along with the top of the teak dorade box that it was attached to after a "controled gybe" in about 20 knots of wind with the main sheet catching that vent. I now do a chicken gybe in those conditions if single handed.
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Re: Another first for me today

Made my donations over the years, including a recommended one for the renaming of the boat (along with various other incantations required for Poseidon).

Sunglasses, screwdriver, Outback Oilskin hat, various fenders (and those things can sail faster than you can, I'd bet money on it).

My father used to lose his hat overboard usually from various wind gusts, or low sweeps of the boom. They were our regular MOB drills.

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