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Old 25 June 2018, 11:29   #1
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dumped and slashed rib

my stolen boat discovered today, along beach at mersea island, dumped.
engine gone, a frame gone. air tanks slashed
all leads to engine cut etc etc...
spotted on back of a silver truck at MERSEA ISLAND,ESSEX
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Old 25 June 2018, 11:49   #2
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That's a bastard, I hope the insurance cover it. Good luck
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Barstewards ! Any word from the insurance about the mooring business ?
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Old 25 June 2018, 11:57   #4
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I get the steeling bit but to trash what's left why?
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I get the steeling bit but to trash what's left why?


Sickening I know, but might do you a favour in the log run as itís presumably more likely to be a total loss and get you back on the water quicker.

Bring back keel hauling!
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Old 25 June 2018, 12:16   #6
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dumped and slashed rib

They thought slashing it would make it sink, It probably washed back onshore they do it get rid of the evidence copying the scum that take sports fishing boats etc from Europe and Florida and sink them after taking the engines, if it's professional thieves (most likely) your engine will almost certainly go to Spain, Eastern Europe or Africa. Fit a DIY tracker in the new engine you will need an internal battery pack though disguised as a CDI unit to power the tracker when they disconnect the main external 12v in, I've done a couple of them for new 150hp engines. Easy to do, all on youtube you may need a few extra 12v external batteries to keep the tracker while moored if you don't use the boat at least every 7-10 days, if you know what your doing you can fit a big battery pack up the leg that will run the tracker for a week or 2
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Old 25 June 2018, 12:26   #7
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thanks guys for your kind messages that go a long way towards the hurt and loss.
where she was berthed told me today
"YOUR RIB HAS BEEN REPORTED DUMPED ON GRASS BANK NEAR BEACH.
YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY YOUR MOORING FEES TILL THE END OF SEASON THOUGH"
the nice caring folk of mersea island...
im told the boat was taken to wladegrave holiday park on back of a pick up, driven along the beach then they drove up a grassed area to dump my boat ????
why the damage ?
cut through the tanks.as well as engine cables, even cut off the radio mic. yanked throttle off mounting
A frame gone as well as seat backs.
wrecked stroage locker covers.
WHY ?
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dumped and slashed rib

That's not professionals, your gear was took for their rib, C*!~$
Do keep a search alert on though for your engine and also A frame they might end up listing it, also keep a search on for new listed ribs, you might see theirs put on with your engine, seats and A frame
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That's heartbreaking.
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If the insurance write it off, it might be worth trying to buy it back as salvage value & having it re-engined & retubed. You'll probably end up with change.
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