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Old 16 July 2004, 09:04   #11
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465 channels big memmory auto scan system , but no tx and steped digital scanner
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Old 16 July 2004, 09:38   #12
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Lets hope its the same bunch thats been hitting the region almost every month for over a year ...
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Old 16 July 2004, 10:01   #13
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Glad to hear there's likely to be a happy ending regarding one of your losses. Best wishes.
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Old 16 July 2004, 14:12   #14
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Thanks again to all for messages of support....I spoke to Cowes Police launch tonight and apparently all 6 Ribs have been recovered and where undergoing forensic tests this afternoon. 2 of the gang of 4? are in custody and I am going across tomorrow to get the boat back with the guys from Bembridge Outboards. Apparently there is some damage to a number of the Ribs, although I'm hopeful that it's limited. The Police think that the Scum were local to the Island.......So I look forward to bumping into them in the street (we're a small community)

Peter (Ribald) according to one of the Bemb Outboards chaps, this is a first in the harbour, so you should be safe enough! let me know when your'e down. And thanks to Louise for the kind messages. And Riva....what's a scanner then? niave...you see!

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Old 16 July 2004, 14:58   #15
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Bad news

This bad news sickens me, I realy think these selfish baboons need a good hiding when they are cought !! Im sure every one will agree


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Old 16 July 2004, 15:54   #16
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great you got your rib back.fingers crossed no damage suppose we will read all about it in the local papers
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Old 16 July 2004, 19:02   #17
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So if there was 4 men, I guess they towed 2 of the 6 boats ...... couldn't have been a fast get-a-way to Hayling! Unless the police missed 2 people!

I have noticed that on this forum, a boat has been reported stolen almost every month for about 18 months, boat theft seems to be getting more frequent!!

It great news your boat is back, and I hope there is no damage.
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Nick, think this is yours, only thing wrong that I could see was the ignition, oh and the bottom needs a clean, you must be very happy to have her back
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hi Nick,

I do work for bembridge outboards and i collected your boat today. the damage is not drastic. a couple of handles pulled of the tubes and control smashed, teeth on fly wheel wornout. should be all back to normal soon.

i hope they catch all the scum...........
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apparently 2 arrests....attempted escape of 2 others in one of 6 ribs stolen! police helicopter tracking remaining two over some marshes after they ditched one of the bigger ribs stolen.
Sorry to hear about all this trouble you had Nick. Lucky you got the RIB back and looks like your boat will be fixed shortly. However, it will be interesting to find out what was the nationality of those thieves.
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