The "boat" came off?? What boat?? lol
So let's recap first....you're supporting the bike on a front stand I assume, or nothing at all with the tire on the ground. Then for some reason you took the steering stem nut off, and loosened the bolts from the triple clamps. What did you expect to happen? lol
All that stuff slid down on the forks by doing that, and if it wasn't for the forks being at an angle, by design, it would go even farther down. Why did you take the steering stem nut off? And why are you not supporting the bike with a front stand with a pin that lifts from the bottom triple clamp? That's what you need whenever doing work on the front end of the bike, like removing forks, or servicing steering bearings, etc. Get yourself a stand like that put it on and lift the front end. Then you can put it all back together. Or figure out another way to support the front of the bike without touching the forks, like lifting it from the frame somehow.
What exactly were you hoping to achieve by doing all of that?
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