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Old 15 March 2014, 06:09   #11
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I was in Yarmouth marina overnight on the 12th and the security gate giving access to the pontoons was wide open all day and night, so anyone could gain access to all the boats under cover of darkness.
Sorry, I was there on the 11th, got my dates mixed up.
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Old 15 March 2014, 06:22   #12
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For reference, the engines were taken from the marina tartar the end of Gasworks Lane, not the main harbour/marine.

I think they just used bolt cutters to get through the engine lock.

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Old 15 March 2014, 06:23   #13
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Sorry to hear that, lowlifes like this should do the human race a favour and be on the bridge of the Titanic.
Makes me sick!
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Old 15 March 2014, 07:18   #14
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For reference, the engines were taken from the marina tartar the end of Gasworks Lane, not the main harbour/marine.

I think they just used bolt cutters to get through the engine lock.

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Was it the 'Yar' boat yard?
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Old 15 March 2014, 07:55   #15
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Er... I think so.

I was having my cover made at Saltern Sail Co. and the boat/trailer was parked just beyond there.

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Er... I think so.

I was having my cover made at Saltern Sail Co. and the boat/trailer was parked just beyond there.

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I ask because my tub is coming out of winter storage in a week or so and heading to the Yar boat yard for the summer - just past saltern sail company you head up the gravel ramp and hang a right into the main boat yard - that's the Yar yard. Worrying times
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Old 15 March 2014, 12:45   #17
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Yes, that's the place. It is the first time that anything like this has happened there apparently, and in fact going forward I'm sure that they are taking it seriously, so security will be improved even further. Hopefully just a one off.
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Yes, that's the place. It is the first time that anything like this has happened there apparently, and in fact going forward I'm sure that they are taking it seriously, so security will be improved even further. Hopefully just a one off.
Just saw marine police in Yarmouth harbour and also town cops , hope they are doing something for you
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Ironically they stole the old cover as well, maybe to cover the engines in their vehicle.
Stealing a cover was part of the M O of the gang that toured the UK a couple of years ago, apparently they used the covers to carry the engines away in.
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