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Old 15 October 2009, 03:14   #1
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250 outboard stolen - Christchurch

I have just heard that the above was stolen from the back of a boat on the river over the weekend. Dont have any other details yet, but hoping it is no one on here.
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Old 15 October 2009, 03:46   #2
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Blimey ! Not that many 250s I can think of out there. Mine was OK at 5.30 yesterday . Will check again later.

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How - they aren't exactly light!!!
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Good question ! Some moorings are mid river needing another boat to get to , but some are alongside the river bank, so possible to pull the boat into a foot of water and carry the thing away ( not in a literal sense).

Still hard going. One area of moorings is known by some as 'outboard alley' - as they are known for having motors nicked off them !

Having said that I think overall there are pretty low crime rates in the area on the river. If this has been nicked its the only one I have heard of in the last 2 or three years.
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Details of Stolen Item
Catagory: Outboard Engine
Manufacturer: Sukuki
Horsepower: 250 h.p.
Serial Number: 25001F-880161 Model No DF250TXK7
Date theft reported: 14 Oct 2009
Theft Location: Christchurch Harbour
Description: Offenders cut ribcraft boat from moorings at rear of victims address. Stainless steel lock and bolts cut in order to remove engine. Cover on rib cut from boat leaving cover clips still on boat, bench/seat removed to assist with removal of engine. Suzuki control panel also stolen.
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Thanks - said boat I think was new in the spring of 2009, and was moored on an easy access (and not secure) riverside pontoon probably a good half mile up river from the main Christchurch quay/ river moorings.

It is also not in any way visable from anywhere expect on the pontoon & not well lit.

A very quiet spot for the sods who did this to work on the various locks. Seems even the best locks etc wont stop someone determined .

A very nice RIBCRAFT called ' Hanover House' - hopefully insurers will pay up soon & the owner can get new motor on ASAP, or at least over the winter months.
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Thanks for the update Pete

I thought it was off a RIB, but did not have enough info to go to print. I hope the damage caused in removing has not totalled the boat.

I hope some day they find the engine at the bottom of the river, with a body pinned underneath .... Now that would be justice
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they like the big engines . I have just replaced a 250 stolen in southampton
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they like the big engines . I have just replaced a 250 stolen in southampton
They probably end-up on dope smuggling ribs.
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whats the retail on a 250hp, must be 15k????
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