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Old 27 June 2004, 16:21   #1
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have you seen the film were the robbers dig under the wrong bank

i came home from shopping to day to find our local met police unit sitting next door checking the garden out after a brief convesation its turns out the little f****ers tryed to take the door off her garage with a 4x4 and made the other door look like it was made of rubber it was totally bent in half the officer
said looks like they got the wrong one sir nice boat you have in your garage i
would find some wear new to keep that sir hope its insured
now i am very sad that after less than two months i may have to sell my boat
due to the scum that we have to put up with now a days who will just take what they want and f**K every one

sorry about the ** but i am so upset both my kids have been asking when the robbers are coming to take dads new rib all day

a very sad day

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Old 27 June 2004, 16:32   #2
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Sorry to hear that Dan, I've been having some interesting calls about my Flatacraft I'm trying to sell at the moment.

I explain to callers how the boat is kept in secure storage elseware, and that I will tow the boat to my house and have it on the drive for the viewing.

4 callers so far have insisted on arranging to meet where the boat is stored, which I have not agreed to. All of them have just put the phone down on me, I may be thinking the worse, but cannot think of any reason other than they want the boat without paying for it.

Sad that you need to be so careful.

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Old 27 June 2004, 16:50   #3
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Just to add salt into the wound I am dealing with cases where outboards have been locked on boats with approved devices and they have been removed by thieves just chain sawing through the transom!! This is on the Thames by the way!
Although it is not the complete solution I have advised that you engrave your post code and phone number all over the engine especially on the cover just to make it unsaleable!
I was impressed at the last Beaulieu Boat Jumble when the police were there checking second hand outboards for their serial numbers etc.
So it is important to record all details you can.
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Old 27 June 2004, 16:54   #4
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Use your imagination properly and all such problems can be overcome - I actually pity the person who takes my boat(when I eventually get it)!
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Old 27 June 2004, 16:58   #5
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is it worth living in fear of coming home to find its gone or as you say the
ribs is recked with a chain saw for the engine
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Old 27 June 2004, 17:16   #6
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Sorry to hear about this Daniel, have experienced similar things myself so I know how you feel. I hope you find some solution that allows you to keep the boat. It's a sad reflection on our society isn't it?
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Old 27 June 2004, 17:27   #7
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All I can say is that you make sure you've got enough insurance to cover the cost of the complete outfit. Keep it where you will, the robbing buggers will always find a way of knicking it if they want it and if they can't steal it they'll knife your tubes instead which might be harder to claim for. Some kids tried to pull off a fire extingisher on the Jackeens RIB Zebadee just before RIBex and that was on a poontoon I belive.

It's easy to say don't get attached to your RIB, but when you've spent alot of time maintaining, cleaning and generally using her, it's very difficult isn't it!!

Dan, I'm sorry for the restless nights sleep your going to get tonight. All I can suggest is to get a very powerfull siren tomorrow, rig it up inside your garage with a 500w halogen light to a 10 second timer and a secret switch and sink a steel ring into the concrete floor to chain your trailer to. The Idiots wouldn't have thought that the trailer will be fixed to the floor inside a garage and will probably flee with the 160db sound ringing in their ears.
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Hi all,

I thought I'd give a recommendation... as Hightower says - a ground anchor is a good idea - and can i recommend ALMAX chains?

I have had two of these now and they are superb - far far more resilient to bolt croppers (yes, I have lost the keys a few times) than Kryptonite or Oxford etc...

I believe they are about 100 GBP but well worth it. Ask at your local motorcycle shop...

B and Q do a good dual 500W PIR floodlight for about 30 quid...
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Old 27 June 2004, 19:49   #9
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Old 28 June 2004, 03:58   #10
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the insurance company only wanted a wheel clamp and tow hitch lock

i have put the boat in a garage made of wood not the best a bunker would be better i have fitted two pad locks to each door. i allso screw the doors up
during the week i have a engine lock wheel clamp hitch lock all fitted when
in side my garage all now have a alarm fitted with door mags and two pir
ok its only from argos but its very lound with battrey back up i will all so fit
a under floor anchor but as you say if they can,t get it out they will only damage it i will let you know if it all works

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