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Old 24 May 2011, 08:15   #1
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police and ribs

i've just talked the the police to see if there is some way of logging our trips by road, one to save us from keep getting stopped and for them to know that the boat and car is a bonifide person, they seemed quite please that someone is taking time to help our problem of boats going missing, they are going to have a look at how it could work and get back to me
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Old 24 May 2011, 08:33   #2
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There were (still are?) stickers on cars that said "Police: please pull me over if seen driving during the hours of darkness" or something similar.

Would something like that work?

Edit: Not sure what stopped the robbers from peeling the stickers off before driving away?
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Old 24 May 2011, 08:37   #3
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Could be done in reverse perhaps, owner carries a board/sticker that they mount on the Rib whilst being towed?
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Old 24 May 2011, 08:53   #4
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Could be done in reverse perhaps, owner carries a board/sticker that they mount on the Rib whilst being towed?
A robber could put one of those on 'n all.
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A robber could put one of those on 'n all.
OK, add towing vehicle reg no, computer check would then show owners details and make/model of car, would mean keeping your trailer board out of sight whilst not being towed.
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Old 24 May 2011, 09:09   #6
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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?
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Old 24 May 2011, 09:19   #7
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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?
Nine so far this month.
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Old 24 May 2011, 09:34   #8
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I used to have 'If not <number plate> then boat is stolen' (or something like it) painted down the side of my SR4 trailer on a bright yellow background. Paint is hard to remove in a hurry-though easy to cover I guess.

I think it might not be a bad idea to do it again.
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I used to have 'If not <number plate> then boat is stolen' (or something like it) painted down the side of my SR4 trailer on a bright yellow background. Paint is hard to remove in a hurry-though easy to cover I guess.

I think it might not be a bad idea to do it again.

I hate to piss on your fire mate but I never got round to wiping that off, in the 3-4yrs I owned the boat I didn't get pulled over once!!
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I hate to piss on your fire mate but I never got round to wiping that off, in the 3-4yrs I owned the boat I didn't get pulled over once!!
yus yew nobbur butt nowun stowl yewr bowt in thatt tyme too
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