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Old 16 July 2004, 05:26   #1
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Raid at Bembridge Harbour

Iv'e just had a call from Bembridge Outboards to let me know that my rib along with a number of others were stolen last night from the harbour at Bembridge. Apparently police have found one on Hayling Island.
Mine is a new Avon 560, blue tubes, Double A-Frame, with a 90 optimax saltwater on the back. I will post details of numbers and a picture etc. once know more. I'm not sure what time the tide was last night, but this looks to have been a well planned hit!
Having had a family bereavement this week, I could have done without this....please keep an eye open and an ear to the ground.

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Really sorry to hear your bad news, Nick. Of course we'll keep a look out.
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Old 16 July 2004, 05:51   #3
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Sorry to hear about your bad news, was your rib on a mooring?
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Sorry to hear about your loss(es), Nick. I will also keep an eye peeled during my patrol in Pompy Harbour on Sunday morning. Full details of boat would be appreciated before then if poss.

I will be down in Seaview (with RIB in Bembridge??????) at the end on the month for a couple of weeks - perhaps a beer in The Old Fort could be arranged.
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is yours blue tubes

i was listiening to a channel on the way in this mornning a 5m blue tubes was located of hayling .this could be one i could not get a boat in the water fast enough for salvage so hayling coast gaurd was there first LOL LOL try them they must have it
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Old 16 July 2004, 08:43   #6
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Looks like we may have located mine and others....Hayling Is / Langstone Harbour Area...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.

I wish I had been there to see it all! sounds like a bungled Italian Job with Ribs!

I'll let you know the outcome.....cheers to all who replied.

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good effort by the police!! nice to see the bad guys caught for a change
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Get caught using it (or with the "forbidden channels" in it's memory) and you're in deep kak
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Get caught using it (or with the "forbidden channels" in it's memory) and you're in deep kak
Also wont work once the bring out Tetra - encrypted digital radio...

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465 channels big memmory auto scan system , but no tx and steped digital scanner
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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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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!

Cheers Guys

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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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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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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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