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  • Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

    Over the years Iíve lost to the sea, everything from cell phones to coffee pots.

    Usually it's just a hat, it sucks when you lose a 10 HP kicker motor...I'm just saying

    On the find side I come along lots of balls and a fender or two throughout the season. I did find 20 bucks once in a floating pack of cigarettes along with two used ticket stubs to a Jimmy Buffett concert, the smokes were wet

    Let's hear your story; it can't get any worse than a 10 HP Kicker...Can it?
    FREELANCER

    It's better to push ahead twice than to ever back once!


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    Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

    1 hat, and 1 anchor. The anchor was cut free when I checked my map and realized it was caught on an underwater power line. It pays to have proper maps sometimes and not just a gps.

    Funny thing is I don't have good charts for my local waters (Lake Ontario) but this was in the 1000 islands where hazards are everywhere so I made sure I had a map.
    Most people are going to do whatever they want. What I find entertaining is how people justify what they do!!

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    • #3
      Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

      we also lost a kicker, but it was on the way to the shore. Dad forgot to tighten it down when getting loaded the day before. That must have scared the crap out of whoever was behind us.

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      • #4
        Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

        Of course I've lost anchors due to poor knot tying, my worst was last summer on Lake Huron in some swells...my portable GPS went in the drink
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        • #5
          Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

          I ALMOST lost my anchor this last weelend. Got to the anchor spot, and instead of just chucking the thing out, I lowered it slowly. Good thing I did, as I had not attached the chain to the anchor line.

          Rgds

          1988 Stingray 176 SVB with Mercruiser 3.0L (181 CID) - The Ghostrider

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          • #6
            Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

            cell phones, sunglasses, crab pods, tools, couple anchors, bait buckets, fishing rods, downrigger weights, wallet.........and a damn good friend!
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            • #7
              Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

              You can replace stuff, but friends are tuff to replace especially damn good ones. Sorry.

              Originally posted by sasto View Post
              cell phones, sunglasses, crab pods, tools, couple anchors, bait buckets, fishing rods, downrigger weights, wallet.........and a damn good friend!
              FREELANCER

              It's better to push ahead twice than to ever back once!

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              • #8
                Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                Sunglasse, towels etc. Sat on my swim platform last year installing dingy davits on the platform. Told myself a couple times that I should tie a line on the davits just in case. But no.... Spent the second half of the summer trying to find that davit in the weeds and silt. Amazing how well it hid itself down there.
                2010 Achilles LSI 290, 3.5 Tohatsu 4 stroke
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                • #9
                  Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                  Lost a anchor last summer. Summer before 1st mate capsized the boat after crashing into a dock, didn't lose a thing, not even the fish we caught!
                  I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way, and I get there just fine without a GPS.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                    Snagged a wallet once. tucked away in the picture compartment, between some washed out pictures were 2 50"s & 2 twenties folded up real small. No plastic, no ID. Ink had begun to turn black. I figure someone got robbbed & thief threw it in the river to get rid of evidence.

                    Tom B.
                    (Longine)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                      I fumbled a four hundred dollar, hand held, GPS over the side once into a hundred feet of water about thirty-five miles up stream from the dam at Lake Novillo in Mexico. That's OK. It's a hydroelectric and irrigation lake and if they ever draw the water level down far enough, I know just where I dropped it.

                      My wife accidentally let go of a fairly high dollar baitcasting reel and rod at the end of a cast at Elephant Butte Lake in New Mexico. Luckily the button was pushed down, the water was only eight or ten feet deep, the crankbait floated to the top and we were able to haul the line in hand over hand until we retrieved rod and reel.

                      Years ago I was camping and fishing alone in Elephant Butte Lake and I had a new partial plate that had made my gums sore. So, I took my partial out, wrapped it in a paper towel, put it in my shirt pocket and buttoned the pocket for security. Later on it got hot so I took the shirt off and laid it on one of the boat seats. Was fishing one small area at low speeds but in the late afternoon when I headed for camp I ran at near WOT the whole five or six miles back to camp.

                      When I got to camp the shirt was missing (as in totally gone). "Aw shucks" said I (or some such thing). "My shirt and my teeth seem to have vanished. What dreadful luck. Perhaps I should go look for them".

                      I piled back into the boat and spent the next couple of hours searching and hoping that somehow the shirt had retained enough air to stay afloat. As it turned out the dentist didn't mind at all taking impressions for a new partial plate and my wife assured me that I didn't look or talk too funny with no front teeth.
                      Las Cruces, New Mexico

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                      • #12
                        Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                        Typical stuff. Sunglasses, pocket knives.

                        I tie a keychain floaty to my waterproof camera/video cam. Hats and koozies float, so i go back and get them.

                        Almost lost a passenger from my jet boat last summer. Luckily, she floated also, so i went back and picked her up. She dumped her beer when she got tossed out, though...
                        2003 Glastron GX 185, with VolvoPenta 4.3GL, currently running Stilleto Baypro III 14.25X21 at 46 mph and 4400 rpms. Other props were 3-blade aluminum 14.3X23 at 43 mph and 4400rpm, and 14.3X21 at 49mph at 4800 rpms.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                          Lost my favorite hat... Twice.

                          Turned around and got it back... Twice.
                          Safe and happy boating always!!!,

                          Veritas Honus
                          1992 Chaparral 2050 SLC: 205HP 4.3L Yamaha I/O
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                          • #14
                            Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                            I think most have lost their "favorite" hat, it just depends on how much you like that hat and how long you will search for it... I had mine blow off in 2=3'ers and I told my son "DON'T take your eyes off of it".. Well he did, and we spend the next 1/2 hour circling the area. Just as we were giving up it floated by

                            Myself;
                            - Brand spanking new anchor and line (forgot to tie it on the cleat, newbie...)
                            - Watch (fighting a fish and ment to toss it on the dash, missed, but found the lake)
                            - sunglasses
                            - flashlight
                            not too shabby

                            Kids;
                            - couple of fishing rods
                            - the only bait we had in the boat
                            - lock nut for the trolling motor
                            - couple bags of chips (ducks cleaned those up)
                            - lures, hooks, sinkers
                            - son (told him not to walk around the windshield, successfully recovered, slightly cold and wet)
                            - rod holder
                            - basically anything that isn't bolted down...

                            I've only found a couple things, couple of ratty lures with the hooks rusted off, old rusty navy anchor that's in our flower box now, a $30 fishing lure I lost 6 months earlier....
                            2001 Crestliner SuperHawk 1800, Mercruiser 140HP
                            2007 Tracker 1436 jon boat, 7.5HP Force

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                              Re: Lost and found overboard...are you a giver or a receiver?

                              Lost my favorite hat... Twice.

                              Turned around and got it back... Twice.
                              I guess I could say the same. That girl was my favorite passenger ever. She was cool about being thrown out, and only complained about dumping her beer.

                              If that was my wife being thrown out...she would have swam to shore and told me to sell the boat. So luckily, just some college chick friend of the wife's cousin, who just happened to be pretty comfortable on the water.
                              2003 Glastron GX 185, with VolvoPenta 4.3GL, currently running Stilleto Baypro III 14.25X21 at 46 mph and 4400 rpms. Other props were 3-blade aluminum 14.3X23 at 43 mph and 4400rpm, and 14.3X21 at 49mph at 4800 rpms.

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