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Old 01-09-2019, 05:40 AM
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I live in on a tourist trap island that gets crazy in the summer....My dads old Bertram was my go to spot for girls that managed to put up with me for a few hours and actually found me slightly attractive after a few hours of bar hoping....Had one girl getting on the boat around 2am in the dark so we didn’t wake the neighbors ...as she jumped on the boat she suddenly disappeared...I thought she fell in the water but there was no splashing...I turned on the dock light to find my father had left the bilge access hatch open...ir was an older style that had no hinges...My date was laying in the bilge with a bloody leg and a not so happy look on her face..Needless to say I didn’t get lucky...
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:46 AM
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3 hot June days after returning from a flounder trip with my grandchildren I found this.......
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:51 AM
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Not the bilge, but my buddy came back from a day trip and was cleaning his boat and found a $20 in his toilet pump...I want to take the guy out that wipes his ass with $20 bills.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Kidzdent View Post
I live in on a tourist trap island that gets crazy in the summer....My dads old Bertram was my go to spot for girls that managed to put up with me for a few hours and actually found me slightly attractive after a few hours of bar hoping....Had one girl getting on the boat around 2am in the dark so we didn’t wake the neighbors ...as she jumped on the boat she suddenly disappeared...I thought she fell in the water but there was no splashing...I turned on the dock light to find my father had left the bilge access hatch open...ir was an older style that had no hinges...My date was laying in the bilge with a bloody leg and a not so happy look on her face..Needless to say I didn’t get lucky...
That was bad!
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:48 AM
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A nice torque wrench under the engine in a new to me trawler. But the best was a running Rolex Sub Mariner that a buddy found in the bilge of a new to him sailboat. Guess the rocking of the boat had kept it wound.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:28 AM
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I found a map of island where Amelia Earhart landed or crashed. Craziest thing I ever found. Go figure.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:43 AM
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An entire Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. ???? I don't know why I said this it just struck me funny
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:03 AM
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400 used diepers
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:08 AM
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in bilge/transom: Raccoon Snake Wasp Nest

also had a bird nest in my outboard air-intake once and dirt dabbers clogging the pee hole.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:10 AM
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Damn.......You must be sore!!


I sure was!!
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by grey2112 View Post
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?
Do a quick Google search for 10mm socket memes.

10mm sockets have been famous for getting lost for a long time. Combination of commonly used for many different things, and falling through cracks easily.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by V35B View Post
A Copperhead.
Yikes!
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:37 AM
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I found an engine plug that I lost 3 years prior.... Funny thing is that was the ONLY thing I've ever found in my bilge that I actually lost; but I've found all kind of other crap that I could never figure out where it came from. I always figured there was some kind of portal in our bilges (like dryer vents) that transport items from one bilge to another and I was just finding everyone else's lost crap.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by grey2112 View Post
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 01-11-2019, 10:20 AM
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r_ventura_23. Oh wait, wrong bilge, never mind.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:22 AM
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a snake was in my bilge before. Luckily it was non venomous!
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:29 AM
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A bunch of crazies spouting political rhetoric. Wait, nevermind, wrong bilge.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by grey2112 View Post
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?
there really 6mm sockets but guys like to exaggerate...
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:09 AM
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An engagement ring that was dirty and looked cheap and flashy because the stone was big. This was in a boat I purchased at an auction, it had a salvage title and was trashed. (Restored the boat and sold it.) Was about to pitch the ring when my buddy said WAIT, try the scratch test - sure enough, it turned out to be a diamond. Always wondered what happened and what the story was.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:22 AM
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friggin beer bottle cap that stuck my bilge float in on position and burned out the fuse. I laugh about it now because I regularly test my pump, but I'm glad I didn't find out about it when I needed my pump to work.
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