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Old 30 August 2007, 05:12   #1
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Loosing things overboard

Story of my life since coming to this ribbing lark from rag and stick boating seems to be loosing things overboard ...
First my daughter, now a pair of skis!
Last Friday I was cruising up the western solent to Calshot with a pair of skis held to the A frame with a set of bungees, hidden from my view by a partially inflated donut.
By the time I get to Calshot no skis!
Now I did them up tight and used bungees with clips (they were still on the boat) so my mystery is, ' how the **** did the skis work loose and jump off into the water?'
So if anyone finds/is offered a pair of 20 year old skis with black/yellow bindings, blue bottoms and red tips found around the solent do let me know (they are only worth £30 or so, but I want to find out if the bindings broke allowing them to slip out ....)

What do you do to keep bulky things on board?
Anyone got a decent rack type attachement?
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Old 30 August 2007, 05:29   #2
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Have a word with Nos4r2, I'm sure he'll want to give an account with what happened to him once upon a time.

I've not lost that much and actally found things floating on the water more than lost.

However I did stuff my old RIB and heard Olly shouting "I've lost my Oakleys" in my ear. I then relised my sunglasses where on my head, these had dissapeared too! After a quick search on board we couldn't find the Oakleys and assumed they'd taken a swim with the fishes, however my sunglasses where found in a large bucket (of which the lid went overboard several trips earlier) I used for fishing that I had tied on the transom.

My make of Sunglasses.....Mc Donalds and free

Ollys........Loads of money

Moral of the story is lose someone elses stuff, not your own

Sorry Olly!
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Old 30 August 2007, 06:12   #3
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I've never trusted bungees for much.

My thought has always been that anything that can stretch further than you've already stretched it, will allow movement.
I also saw the end pull out of one of them on a mate once, scattering his gear all over the road when it came off the back of his motorbike. I was following and had to avoid it all.

I use a selection of 1 inch wide webbing straps with clam clamps on the ends for most things, or failing that a selection of various size ropes.

No help I know, sorry you've lost a piece of kit that you've obviously had for a while.

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Old 30 August 2007, 06:34   #4
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kind of on topic...........

after the southampton boat show last year, a walked back to my car parked in the multistory in West Quay, obviously it was dark in there and for some reason i put my brand new Oakleys on the roof when i was packing up the car. I was supprised to find them the next day still on the roof of the car after a good thrashing on the A35 on the way home to Mudeford. They somehow hoocked themselves onto the roof rack

My mum also drove down the road with a cat on the roof of her convertable BMW (with the roof up) He gripped onto the roof with his claws, much to the enjoyment of the other road users.

Anyway back on topic, we have lost mostly clothes, towels etc off the Humber, now we use the waterproof bags to keep everything in the boat, they also have clips on so the whole bag doesn't go overboard. The wakeboard always stays on deck and has never jumped out......yet
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Have a word with Nos4r2, I'm sure he'll want to give an account with what happened to him once upon a time.
Nope! I still have the Whale though
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Old 30 August 2007, 09:43   #6
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Nope! I still have the Whale though
Go on! Theres obviously a story that's worth telling (whether we read/listen is another story)
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I'll second Nasher's recommendation of nylon webbing with cam straps.

Hightower, it has been my experience that there is an inverse relationship between the price of sunglasses and the amount of time it takes to lose them.
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Don't you mean losing???
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My mum also drove down the road with a cat on the roof of her convertable BMW (with the roof up) He gripped onto the roof with his claws, much to the enjoyment of the other road users.
how fast dose your mum drive ?
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Don't you mean losing???
Depends. If the bungees/straps that hold things start loosing, you will likely end up losing those things. Loosing things do tend to go overboard.
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