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Old 08 August 2012, 05:41   #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, 07:55   #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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yeah been there too, bummer I'm sorry for you!
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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, 09:06   #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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Yes Peak District, one every week. Police instructed "not to persue stolen lend rovers as it is too dangerous"
you're joking i hope!?
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Yes Peak District, one every week. Police instructed "not to persue stolen lend rovers as it is too dangerous"
yep health and safety issue.....as the bits fall off they might hit the police car
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No not joking! Told to me by a Police Officer about 4 years ago as I was repairing her TV.

After that I got Tracker fitted in the Land Rover! Plus some other security features of my own design, to address weak points in the Land Rover Defender.

Don't know if they still have the same policy. She said it was the way stolen Land Rovers are driven, and the danger to other motorists caused by the thieves "using them as a battering ram in traffic"
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On the subject of persuing stolen stuff....

A few years ago a chap was explaining to me how he had his boat stolen from a yard up on in London way, how it was only one of two ever made - totally bespoke design etc ..as this happened it cruised past us on the river at Christchurch .

He called the police and within minutes we had an ARV , local unit, marine unit & chopper ! The stolen boat headed up river ( a daft move as no where to go at that point ) and ended up abandoned in the bushes . Needles to say he got it back (it wasnt insured ) and even found the trailer abandoned up the road.

Anyhow - fingers crossed the insurers get this sorted ASAP for you and give you a decent settlement, and loss adjustors etc are good & fair . Any worries around this feel free to PM me .
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Thanks Peter. Just waiting to hear back at minute. Ill let everyone know the out come when i do
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Police near me in Cheshire will not pull over known criminals with a 'fire arms alert' tagged to their vehicle, if the criminals are in their car and have a bulb out or speeding. In the past this was the only way of catching these guys, now the police have to stay away from them, unless they are armed.....

The police need to have more teeth, I can actually feel the country sinking into a state of lawlessness from every angle ....
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No sure why all the police in the UK can't be armed, especially in this day and age, my mate was stopped in Arizona for doing 33 in a 30 zone, he was pulled over and had a gun pulled on him by the local rozza, never did him any harm.
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No sure why all the police in the UK can't be armed, especially in this day and age, my mate was stopped in Arizona for doing 33 in a 30 zone, he was pulled over and had a gun pulled on him by the local rozza, never did him any harm.
Totally disagree. I lived in Arizona a good few years and 'enjoyed' some yob sticking an Uzi in my face just because I objected to his loud music. If the Police had them then others would want them too.
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Totally disagree. I lived in Arizona a good few years and 'enjoyed' some yob sticking an Uzi in my face just because I objected to his loud music. If the Police had them then others would want them too.
so they already have them though ..
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No sure why all the police in the UK can't be armed, especially in this day and age
Possibly because they don't want to be and the system works better if they're not? After a couple of decades having had my "details" taken by cops pointing Heckler & Kochs at me, let me assure you that it's not a nice feeling...
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