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Old 07-29-2006, 11:06 AM
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I recently installed a new GPS in my boat. So to clean up the metals shavings and fiberglass I decided to use my cordless vacuum. Just as I was finished, I tried to put the vac back on the dock. Sure enough it slips out of my hand, hits the dock, does a 360 degree sumersault, as if to tease me, then of course it falls in the water. Unbeleivable, and I was trying to be extra careful not to drop it.

It got me thinking about all of the other things, over the years that I lost in the water.
Such as cordless drill.
Countless tools (usually the ones that I don't have a spare).
A digital fish scale.
My sharpest and most expensive knife.
Hose nozzles.
That flush the outboard attachment thingie.
Those expensive snap on the pole brushes. (why don't they make these things float). OH, I see why.

What interesting things has everyone else sacrificed to to fish gods?
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What have I dropped......let see....

(2) Penn 975 reels and rods,

(+6) fishing pliers,

(1) 4 ft gaff,

(1) titanium frame glasses and (1) 600 Treo ........ok, they were on me when I fell in but they still hit the bottom

(3) chum dispensers

(1) manual motor tiller



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Old 07-29-2006, 01:53 PM
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The thing I lost that pizzed me of the most was a telescoping gaff.

It was stuck in the Mother of all Cod when, as I was lifting it out of the water,
the hook separated from the handle. All I could do was watch as the fish dove,
taking half the gaff with him. I damn near dove in after him.

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Old 07-29-2006, 02:09 PM
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One cell phone and my whole anchor, chain and rope.

A super nice guy was fishing with me and retrieved the anchor. Unknown to me, he thought he would be nice and undo the rope from the cleat in the anchor locker and neatly stow the rope. The next day, another friend was asked by me to deploy the anchor. Much to our suprise, when he fed out the anchor line, a knot had formed and pulled all the line out. Usually not a problem, but the nice guy had removed the line from the cleat.


After that happened, we saw the nice guy on another boat fishing. He asked why we didn't anchor near him and fish. He is so nice that I didn't have the heart to tell him what he did. Lets just say I have a brand new anchor, chain and line!
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An entire 28 foot CC.

Please, don't ask.

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Snapper Head - 7/29/2006 3:35 PM

An entire 28 foot CC.

Please, don't ask.

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Old 07-29-2006, 04:11 PM
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Snapper Head - 7/29/2006 3:35 PM

An entire 28 foot CC.

Please, don't ask.

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Old 07-29-2006, 04:47 PM
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Wasn't my boat. Not still hooked to the trailer. Yes, I was at the wheel. Yes, its still at the bottom.

I will say no more

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Old 07-29-2006, 05:20 PM
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Snapper Head - 7/29/2006 4:47 PM

Wasn't my boat. Not still hooked to the trailer. Yes, I was at the wheel. Yes, its still at the bottom.

I will say no more

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Old 07-29-2006, 05:29 PM
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Yeah, except me......Go ahead and tell us (MORON), they might not tell anyone....BUT I SURE AS HE!! WILL.....(lol).
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Snapper Head - 7/29/2006 4:47 PM

Wasn't my boat. Not still hooked to the trailer. Yes, I was at the wheel. Yes, its still at the bottom.

I will say no more

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You know, I had not even thought of the event for many years until I read Thunder's post. I am still getting a chuckle thinking about it.

I made a promise to someone years ago about this incident, and I keep my word.

If I laid the whole thing out, the unanimous reply would be ' BULLSH!T'. So I won't go there. Since you guys are easily intrigued, I'll give you a little more, but as I said, I am keeping silent on the whole enchilada.

The abstract of the abstract:

I was 16 years old

Boat was not mine:

Boat was stolen (I did NOT know that at the time):

It was night time (but lots of moonlight):

Cases of booze and beer, all stolen (I didn't steal em, but I knew the deal)

Rednecks with guns (not me)

A rock jetty somewhere in the Southern U.S. --- at full throttle, with Rednecks in pursuit

I think you can paint the details, and I probably have crossed the line in terms of keeping my word. I am now shutting up about it.

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Sounds like there's a movie in there...

"The Fast, Furious, and Formerly Floating"

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Hey, maybe I could play me in the movie.

Nah, I'd rather be one of the gun wielding rednecks

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Old 07-29-2006, 06:50 PM
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Your takin a real chance buddy. Folks down here still haven't gotten over the war, how do you think they took losing all that booze?

Rednecks all across the south are following phone lines from one pole to another, thinking they'll find you on the other end.
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:10 PM
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Sh!t Gordon, you might be right

Say, just who do ya call when you see a redneck swinging toward your house from the phone line?

I mean, besides SKS and the bullet boys

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Beats me .....clodbusters??
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:45 PM
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Hello boys, I'm tracking you as we speak (IP address)....seems like just yesterday, don't it...I just called my Bro-In-law.....he's making all the calls to the boys as I keep you on the puter line.....See you in just a bit................
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C'mon TB, it was just some booze and a boat. Heck, the boat wasn't even that nice.

Especially after I got finished with it......

Truce???

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Ok!....He!! it was just some cheap old lower shelf booze anywho...
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