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

Here around the iboats office, we loved reading this post in the Forum’s Stupid Human Boating Tricks thread, posted by Petty Officer 1st Class “Freelancer”. Here’s just a sampling of the responses.

Over the years I’ve 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?

A sampling of the responses:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I ALMOST lost my anchor this last weekend. 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.
  • Cell phones, sunglasses, crab pods, tools, couple anchors, bait buckets, fishing rods, downrigger weights, wallet . . . and a damn good friend!
  • You can replace stuff, but friends are tuff to replace - especially damn good ones. Sorry.
  • Snagged a wallet once. Tucked away in the picture compartment, between some washed out pictures were 2 fifties & 2 twenties folded up real small. No plastic, no ID. Ink had begun to turn black. I figure someone got robbed & thief threw it in the river to get rid of evidence.
  • I tie a keychain float to my waterproof camera/video cam. Hats and cozies 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.
  • I live on Lake Champlain - we get a lot of stupid people here and everyone kept getting snagged in this one spot so I decided to dive down and retrieve all their lures. (about time I got new gear) But instead I got something a bit better - I found a snowmobile. I tied a rope to it and winched it so it was just under the surface, then I headed home. I returned the snowmobile, since I have no use for it – and I got a $2000 reward. Beat that!

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