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Old 24 May 2011, 16:04   #21
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The only way in my opinion to get the police to do something would be by negative publicity means, I'm sure one of the local tv news shows would run an item about the thefts and the lack of police doing anything. A better story than cat stuck up a tree. Does anyone want to take this up ? Would be apt timing, especially as police were all over the white tiger seen locally that turned out to be a childs toy.
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Old 24 May 2011, 17:15   #22
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Hi Biff, was this the marine police you spoke to? I had a similar conversation today with them at Hamble fuel pontoon and to be fair they showed me no confidence or interest stating " we dont work nights and its an eastern european team cause we are soft targets"

Perhaps I had the wrong one?
no land base police both in hampshire and dorset, they both said they would log any journey i wished to make and give me a reference number, i had the same experience from marine police.
dorset said she would put it to a higher guy and get back to me, we'll see
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Old 24 May 2011, 17:39   #23
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I managed to speak to a couple today who told me they like nothing better than to catch the theiving sods in the act or stop it before it happens but they just dont have the manpower or means to do it.

They were quite open and honest and said in our coastal towns we would be lucky to have two officers working overnight, let alone actaully be free to respond.

I think most coppers love to catch the bad guys and work bloody hard to do so, but as mentioned before piss heads take up all the resources and then they have thousands of bits of paper to fill in keeping them off the streets.
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A couple of things spring to mind, maybe an 'on water' protest somewhere may catch the eye of the local media.

The other thought is that most thefts appear to be of boats on trailers so maybe the trailer manufacturers need lobbying to ensure better security to the wheels or axels, may make it better in the future but those if us using older trailers will still be at risk!
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Old 24 May 2011, 18:07   #25
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Perhaps a sting operation ?
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Old 24 May 2011, 18:14   #26
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I am struggling to understand just how big the problem of boat (RIB) theft is in the UK? Between this thread and others about tracking etc it appears to be a big issue for you guys?
Jack, it is a particular issue in one area of the UK right now. It has a high density of boats (and ribs) which makes it "easy pickings" and also makes a rib on the move less noticeable. On top of that it is relatively convenient for getting boats out the country by ferry or container. My guess is it is all one gang and eventually they will get caught or disrupted and everyone will go back to being pretty relaxed about it.

Its easy to see why RIBs on trailers are so easy to nick though. Would you leave a suitcase with 20k in it sitting in a deserted boat yard with virtually no security?
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Would you leave a suitcase with 20k in it sitting in a deserted boat yard with virtually no security?
Oh bugger I new I'd left something down there !!
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Oh bugger I new I'd left something down there !!
lol .. i guess that kinda sums it up though eh ?
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The other thought is that most thefts appear to be of boats on trailers so maybe the trailer manufacturers need lobbying to ensure better security to the wheels or axels
This is where the caravan industry was 10 years ago...now, caravans have integrated hitchlocks, wheel clamps integrated into the chassis (though they're a bugger to fit to twin axles) and alarms. But,equally or more importantly, many caravan storage facilities have moved on and offer real protection rather than chicken wire and a 5 bar gate.
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When you pay for a tractor launch at a boatyard, you get launched and the tractor takes your trailer back to the yard while you sail off to wherever. My question is!! if it got nicked while in the boatyard, would you be able to claim off the boatyards insurance ? Claiming off your own insurance would be iffy due to not having fitted a wheel clamp/hitch lock.
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