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Old 10-18-2020, 02:07 PM
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Default Coolest items found floating in the water while out on a boat?

Curious to see what cool items have been found floating in the water. Not talking about diving for lost treasure or purposely looking for, but things you came across floating in the water.

I haven't found anything really cool. So far I found a big hatch door from someone's boat that I now use as a table. A really cool bucket with rope handle. And just recently a plastic crate.

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Topless chick big natural ones. 1 mile offshore. Lost her paddle was on a standup board. I had no problem making out the distress signal..
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BRand new ice shovel with the price tag still on it. Use it every trip!
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Definitely seen some things over the years. The only thing coming to mind at the moment was a brand new set of grunden slickers. The night before the wife and I talked about getting her her own set, then bam found them the next day clipped together on the edge of a flat while looking for bait. This was probably 6 years ago and she still uses them regularly.
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A big log - I towed it ashore as it was right in the main path of returning to our harbour and could have caused a lot of damage if someone had hit it at speed. Took 4 guys to haul it out when I got to the harbour.
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Cool? A 10' Achiles hardbottom RIB Caught a mess of dolphin circling it then hauled it aboard. Still have it today (and yes, I posted found notices)
Uncoolest, a canopy from an F-15 and not far away a parachute with the deceased pilot.

More Cuban rafts than I could count during the mass exodus back in the 80's. Some real masterpieces of inginuity, most loaded with dolphin
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15 miles out in the keys found a inflatable blue ball. Still have it in the pool 5 years later.
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I have posted this before, but, once way out, I found a thick clear balloon about 4' in diameter, and it had a furry "teddy bear" inside, no idea where it came from, or why it was done, up until about a year ago, I still had both the balloon (deflated) and the toy.
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25 miles out Ochlocknee Bay for a Radio Controlled boat used to deploy bait. I tried to find it owner but never did.
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Found this homemade paddle trolling in the keys. Pulled a couple dolphin off it before we picked it up.

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Originally Posted by bills106 View Post
Cool? A 10' Achiles hardbottom RIB Caught a mess of dolphin circling it then hauled it aboard. Still have it today (and yes, I posted found notices)
Uncoolest, a canopy from an F-15 and not far away a parachute with the deceased pilot.

More Cuban rafts than I could count during the mass exodus back in the 80's. Some real masterpieces of inginuity, most loaded with dolphin
Would you mind sharing the F-15 story?
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OH, I just remembered, I also found a shipping container, just floating, I tried towing, but the big flat front from the near submerged container made it near impossible to move through the water, I just noted its position and notified the authorities, no idea what was inside it, later the same week I found about 300 yards of nylon rope about 4" thick, stretched out on the surface, thinking maybe someone tried towing the container and lost it, but, I have no idea if the two objects are related.
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Many bales of pot on a couple of occasions in Ft. Myers back in late 70 early 80's.
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Picked up a flag this morning 15 miles offshore.


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Winter kayaking I found a bag full of ski gear. My wife still uses the wind pants.
It was quite a workout towing that thing in.
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Would you mind sharing the F-15 story?
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When we had the house on Hilton Head Island in the early 90's we ran across bales of pot on multiple occasions. We always gave them a wide berth.
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Topless chick big natural ones. 1 mile offshore. Lost her paddle was on a standup board. I had no problem making out the distress signal..
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In 1985 we came up on an overturned migrant boat off Miami. It had a 25 ft whale shark swimming under it.
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Topless chick big natural ones. 1 mile offshore. Lost her paddle was on a standup board. I had no problem making out the distress signal..
This wins.
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Mylar balloons.

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