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Old 02 February 2005, 06:02   #1
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Avon Searider 6m Commercial - twin Honda 90hp - 1 Feb 05

Sorry to say this but my friend had his Avon Searider 6m Comercial spec Rib stolen from boat dealers yard last night 01/02/05.
Its a 6m Searider with the name 'Turnstone' in white on a black backround on the bow. From memeory its got a large orange A frame, twin 90HP honda 4 strokes, 3 man inline console on a single axle trailer.
More info when I get it.
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Old 02 February 2005, 09:56   #2
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Al's Rib has now been found a mile away in a farmer field missing engines.
They drilled out locks ripped down fences and the a frame caught the barbed wire and pulled the fence posts down. Unknown how they removed the engines as yet. All this in slepy Dorset!
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Old 02 February 2005, 11:03   #3
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B**tards! - will keep a look out any 4stroke honda 90's - there big silver units arnt they?!
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Old 02 February 2005, 11:43   #4
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Hi Ollyit
Correct they are big and silver, they must have had a crane as I doubt they could hand lift it. When Al finds the Serial Numbers I'll post them.
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not good news, its quite a distinctive commercial boat, especially with the a-frame being a bit different from the ones that quite a few of the police units have.

will keep a look out

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Its probbably because its so destinctive they only took the engines.
The A frame was damaged, lumps missing from the console, the engine bolts were removed with a gas axe inc the lock bolts. They also nicked the anchors and the spot lights for good measure.
They cut the locks on other boats to move them so they could geet to Al's rib to move it.
So if anyone offers you a good deal on S/H Honda 90's ???
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From the owner:
Hello all,

First of all, a big thank you to everyone's efforts and sympathy concerning the theft of my boat. To bring you up to speed I do have insurance, a few heart stopping moments there whilst I checked I can tell you.

The boat has been found, the thieves would appear to be rather professional. They stole a 4x4 to tow it (which was abondoned) and they use a gas axe to cut through my engine locks, though obviously not on my wheel clamp, as that would have been something of a let down on the old tyre stakes.

The A-frame is more banana shaped now, as although 4x4 can fit through the hole cut in fence the boat on way out can't, though I guess you ain't going to care if it is not yours.
There are random holes in the console where all the cabling was removed, th trailer has been re-engineered with a fence post at 20 mph and there is a hole in the tube. And the little sh1ts nicked my bilge pump, do they have any idea how long that took to install? - buggers.
The transom is looking more like the sausages you would have found on one of Pete's bbq gigs and they ripped out the electronics and left them by the boat, cheers.

On a high note they also took my batteries, which were onlu useful for anchors.I managed to leave the batteries switched on and they were toasted after a couple of months like that, and th

So if anyone knows of a seagul engine I could buy and drop on the back I am your man, cheers for now.

I think Al might be jokeing on the Seagul.
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Sorry, to hear about the theft, the little shites will have anything if they want it enough -no matter how many wheel clamps, hitch locks etc. Just out of interest whereabouts in dorset was it stolen from?

Hope you find a Seagul!
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Sorry to hear about your RIB.
Shame lynch mobs are illegal. Its the only answer for scum like that.

I'll put the word around in this neck of the woods. If anything is offered around I'll let you know.

Hope your insurance company treat you well.

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Old 24 February 2005, 17:09   #10
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Sorry to say this but my friend had his Avon Searider 6m Comercial spec Rib stolen from boat dealers yard last night 01/02/05.
Its a 6m Searider with the name 'Turnstone' in white on a black backround on the bow. From memeory its got a large orange A frame, twin 90HP honda 4 strokes, 3 man inline console on a single axle trailer.
More info when I get it.
Jelly
Your mate has not had it that long has he ????

As i have seen this rib before, stored in Plymouth yacht haven.
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