Originally Posted by pathalla
Hey Cod!!! Did you take notice of my earlier post? How is it and why is it that boat theft seems to be a popular activity over there?
What can be done with the current laws/situation to change the trend?
Thanks for the response, Pat
I don't think it's really that common over here - as you say it's mainly the smaller stuff that get's sold at boat jumbles etc. When they steal a whole boat they usually break it up for the engine and other bits.
A local power boat dealer in Swansea always leaves their boats on trailers - they are just "asking" to be nicked but only 1 ever was - and they only got about 10 miles before they were caught - towing a 30' long boat is a bit obvious and the getaway tends to be a bit slower than usual.
There was a very high profile RIB stolen a few years ago that the press had a field day with - it was a Pasco SR9 with 2x 300x outboards capable of about 90mph - of course it was OBVIOUSLY taken by terrorists or drug runners......
It has never turned up - it would be impossible to miss it!!!