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Old 08 August 2012, 06:41   #1
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Boat Engine stolen

Well i woke at 07:00 this morning to find my boat missing. Boat found in a field by 09:00 minus the engine. DF140 suzuki. Will post more detail when known did plenty of damage as well. Not happy
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Old 08 August 2012, 08:55   #2
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That's really bad news. I know how it feels as had the same done (twin engines) about a month ago. Were any others taken do you know? What method did they use to remove the engine - cut the transom off or cut through the cables and cut the bolts off?
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Old 08 August 2012, 09:04   #3
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yeah been there too, bummer I'm sorry for you!
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Old 08 August 2012, 09:40   #4
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Hi Guys thanks for support

They cut throught hydraulic steering and all cable etc. Ididots even cut through all the radio and navigation equipment cables, then through the bolts and through the security block which is supposed to stop this happening!!!

Now have oil every where and boat is looking like a complete reck. Some what jard off at the minute!

Insurance now asking me for the key to the security block and i have no ideal where it is once fitted (about 8 years ago never touched since) guess this is going to be fun.
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Sorry to hear your bad news, those b'stards need stringing up. I bet your engine is on its way over the channel in back of a van or container by now.

Engine locks are useless these days and I dont know why insurance companies insist upon them, engines arn't being stolen by passers by but by well organised gangs and in terms of damage it would less of a loss for insurance companies if engine locks wern't used, without them the thieves would not have to cause as much damage.

Put the engine details onto the stolenboats.org website
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Old 08 August 2012, 10:06   #6
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Ya will do not got around to that yet. Couldnt agree with you more.

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Insurance now asking me for the key to the security block and i have no ideal where it is once fitted (about 8 years ago never touched since) guess this is going to be fun.
I'm sure someone here has a spare
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Land Rovers being stolen every day, outboard motors being stolen every day, this is really getting to the point where the Police should put some serious time into catching the people who are doing it.
Fifty Land Rovers were stolen from the area where I live last year. All the Police have done is to hand out free steering wheel locks.
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Land Rovers being stolen every day, outboard motors being stolen every day, this is really getting to the point where the Police should put some serious time into catching the people who are doing it.
Fifty Land Rovers were stolen from the area where I live last year. All the Police have done is to hand out free steering wheel locks.
50 ! seriously 50 ! probably all going overseas ?
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Yes Peak District, one every week. Police instructed "not to persue stolen lend rovers as it is too dangerous"
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