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Old 01-08-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
Another woman's hair. No clue how that got in there.
Hide it quick, before your woman sees it. Or all hell will break loose. Oh my God.....
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by SHE GONE View Post
3 magnum wrappers, it was a good night
Hmmmm, Hence the user name SHE GONE

I only find tools and a frog. If a magnum wrapper appeared in my bilge I would be scared. Or see if my wife finally decided to take the boat out herself.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Jibber View Post
Hmmmm, Hence the user name SHE GONE

I only find tools and a frog. If a magnum wrapper appeared in my bilge I would be scared. Or see if my wife finally decided to take the boat out herself.
I wrapped the panties around the throttles, just a sign that things got taken care of in the marina.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by SHE GONE View Post
I wrapped the panties around the throttles, just a sign that things got taken care of in the marina.
How about leaving a $20 bill in my bilge next time
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:24 PM
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At age 20 a male friend of mine and I were on my boat with a group that included some very attractive females. After a nice day out we were at the dock, and I notice my friend's girlfriend briskly walking down the dock toward the boat with an intense look in her eye and yelling where's my boyfriend. She was living proof of the Universal Hot v. Crazy Matrix, as were a couple others on the boat, so I'm like ok here we go. I took to my natural state of playing dumb, she jumps on front of the boat and starts her hard target search. After 5 minutes I'm thinking hell he and the other woman must of jumped off and swam across the channel and scampered up the bank to hide. Couple minutes pass, I am being Bill Clinton honest saying I have no idea where he is (you know, present tense). I start to feel the bilge hatch I am standing on move a little, play it off, and then he starts yelling, ok, god, let us out of here, we're suffocating. So open the hatch and up pops my bud and the other woman. I'm laughing my ass off at that point, but its basically a trailer park fight for the next 10 minutes. Can't remember how it ended up.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SHE GONE View Post
3 magnum wrappers, it was a good night
Damn.......You must be sore!!


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Old 01-08-2019, 02:31 PM
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A handfull of coins from Aruba, boat has been in Pensacola since I purchased it.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mtwhoosh View Post
At age 20 a male friend of mine and I were on my boat with a group that included some very attractive females. After a nice day out we were at the dock, and I notice my friend's girlfriend briskly walking down the dock toward the boat with an intense look in her eye and yelling where's my boyfriend. She was living proof of the Universal Hot v. Crazy Matrix, as were a couple others on the boat, so I'm like ok here we go. I took to my natural state of playing dumb, she jumps on front of the boat and starts her hard target search. After 5 minutes I'm thinking hell he and the other woman must of jumped off and swam across the channel and scampered up the bank to hide. Couple minutes pass, I am being Bill Clinton honest saying I have no idea where he is (you know, present tense). I start to feel the bilge hatch I am standing on move a little, play it off, and then he starts yelling, ok, god, let us out of here, we're suffocating. So open the hatch and up pops my bud and the other woman. I'm laughing my ass off at that point, but its basically a trailer park fight for the next 10 minutes. Can't remember how it ended up.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:42 PM
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My girl found a pair of undies in one of my boats while cleaning it up to sell. Gave me all sorts of crap about it then figured out they were her's from like 20 years ago.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:47 PM
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I have not found anything, but with the amount of tool I drop in there should be a lot of 10mm sockets
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:59 PM
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I know for a fact that there is a cell phone in my bilge somewhere, or at least somewhere below decks. There is a hole that wires run through and it fell down there. Its an old flip phone that got lost and I don't ever remember finding it.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:49 PM
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6 pack of Bud
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:38 PM
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A totally dehydrated 1-2 pound bluefish. It was, donít quote me, a 1964 16í Starcraft fiberglass runabout. It wasnít self bailing and the bilge had a rectangle cut out for the bilge pump/float switch. Anyhow the deck rotted out and when we tore it up to replace it there was the bluefish about a 1/3 of the way towards the bow between the stringers.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:08 PM
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kittens while we were out trolling. Opened a hatch and sure enough you could hear them but couldnít see them. This was on a Saturday. Came home Sunday opened all the hatches mama cat could here them but couldnít find them. About an hour later my wife catches mama in a dip net and tryís to put cat in a open hatch. That didnít work to well. Still canít get near that cat. Washed my boat Monday and put it back in the half built building. Left everything opened up never smelt anything so I guess mama cat got them out. Building is completely enclosed now.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:09 PM
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Iím trying to find the 1/4 inch drive snap-on ratchet and 10mm socket I dropped behind the console liner on my Edgewater last year, but so far no luck, just some lousy zip tie tags and fiberglass bits.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:16 PM
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I was helping a buddy troubleshoot his pump and I found a brick lying in bilge. He had no idea why it was there, and assumed it must have been there for years, left by the prior owner.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:28 AM
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This has gotten pretty interesting. Question - why is it so many 10mm sockets? Is that an extremely common size of nut used on a boat?
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:12 AM
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Default A wine bottle cork.

Years back a friend bought a used Regulator . So first trip off shore, 40 miles out we stopped for a minute but had trouble getting back on plane. I move to the bow along with the others , it drops and we go on our way.
At 70 miles out we stop to troll and I check the bilge and it must have 150 gallons of water in it. The pumps were not working and kept popping the breaker.I look in the bilge to see if a wire had come loose and I see a wire nut floating around and grab it . But then I see a stream of water about the size of a small finger coming in from the transom.
So than I look in my hand at the wire nut and its a wine bottle cork that had been whittled down the the same size as the hole in the transom.
Luckily one of the owners buckets was square and fit into the transom hatch. So for 45 minutes his nephew and I bailed out the bilge than the nephew was small enough to slip down there and put the cork back in the hole.
We fished the rest of the day with out any problems. Just kept an eye on the bilge. A couple days later I'm fishing the creek behind the Regulator on its lift and see the starboard trim tab and hydraulic line is missing off the transom.
All that must have scared my friend because he sold that Regulator and bought a larger new one.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:30 AM
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Found an ear of corn in the husk. Old as hell and dried up.

After a couple weeks I remembered a couple years before a friend had given me some corn in a plastic grocery store bag from his boat. I guess one fell out and I had forgot about getting the corn that day. Did have the mind running really hard until I figured it out.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:38 AM
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