Originally Posted by CJL
Any advice on what would help prove ownership?
We have club boats and I think I would struggle to prove ownership or for an officer to find suitable evidence.
Sorry for delay. Quick swing from nights to lates!
Stop checked a bloke down Penmarlam tonight just leaving with a SIB in tow. Thought I was game on. He was legit and really grateful to be checked out. I was a little disappointed to be honest. Would have been the money shot if he had been stealing it.
There's any number of things you could do that might assist. Have the club officials telephone numbers on your phone and offer one of them up for verification. Got a club website? Put a picture of the boats on it. Officers at the roadside could get their control room to check the website. Have a laminated card made which gives details of the boat and your authority to be in possession of it. Just a few ideas off the top of my head for starters.
But basically put yourself in the shoes of the Officer. What would satisfy you? Probably be no different for them.
As I say don't get too concerned by it. It's the thieves we want to be concerned not those lawfully going about their business. Most of us with any common-sense know a wrongun when we see it just like anyone else.
UKBA Cutter Searcher was in Looe Bay this evening. They took a run up the river in their RIB. Then saw them alongside in Fowey later on and I blogged a look on board and at their RIB. Very nice set up. I want one,