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Old 04 May 2011, 10:57   #11
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Surely any system can be made to work if there is enough will to do it? Insurance companies have the hull identification numbers. when you insure a boat and it would no be difficult to set up a central database of this information (like with cars). Anyone stopped with a boat could be cross referenced with the insurance for that boat. So it would simply be a matter of having to prove who you are. Most of us are carrying so form of ID even if it's a credit card.
Its possible but with no regulatory requirement and no government department to manage the process there isn't a driver for it to happen. I assume that since boat insurance is actually relatively cheap that the actuarial risk is not that high.
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Old 04 May 2011, 14:58   #12
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it's pikey season
Oi!! Easy tiger

ee lad, tha can't educate pork
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Old 05 May 2011, 03:41   #13
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you wouldn't be welcome down here at the moment Dave, bad choice of handle
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Old 05 May 2011, 09:57   #14
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you wouldn't be welcome down here at the moment Dave, bad choice of handle
You need to understand the irony, it was my warm, caring, touchy feely consideration for the travelling "community" that earned me the name in the first place, from a set of p155 taking diver mates
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Old 06 May 2011, 02:59   #15
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Just counted how many outboards have gone missing this year since Jan 1st = 125 !
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Old 06 May 2011, 03:19   #16
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Just counted how many outboards have gone missing this year since Jan 1st = 125 !
Is that just on the South Coast?
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I was stopped by the police while towing my RIB in Cornwall a few months, after a spate of thefts in the county. They followed me for a couple of miles then pulled me over to ask a few questions. They also checked whether any boat matching the description of mine had been reported stolen. They told me they were stopping all RIBs that they came across being towed in the area. Delayed me getting to the slip by a few minutes, but Iím happy to miss 10 mins on the water if it helps the police prevent boat theft. Was good to see them being pro-active.
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Old 06 May 2011, 10:09   #18
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I was stopped by the police while towing my RIB in Cornwall a few months, after a spate of thefts in the county. They followed me for a couple of miles then pulled me over to ask a few questions. They also checked whether any boat matching the description of mine had been reported stolen. They told me they were stopping all RIBs that they came across being towed in the area. Delayed me getting to the slip by a few minutes, but Iím happy to miss 10 mins on the water if it helps the police prevent boat theft. Was good to see them being pro-active.
Thats great, wish they would do that down here, perhaps we should suggest it.
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Old 15 May 2011, 07:30   #19
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Is it just me or has anyone elso noticed the amount of RIBs and engines being nicked over the last month to six weeks around the solent?

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Continuing the theme- this post has just been sent out on Hamble again, not ribs but more sailing gear

"POLICE are looking for a gang who tried to steal more than 30 sailing masts.

The haul would have been worth several thousand pounds.

Residents at Westfield Common, Hamble, were woken up by noises in the early hours of the morning and outside found masts wrapped in plastic with rigging and rope.

These were gone by the time police arrived but a search of the area uncovered a further wrapped up collection of masts.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who keeps a vessel in the Hamble area and may have had a mast or other equipment stolen to contact them.

The masts were taken on Wednesday."
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Old 15 May 2011, 08:57   #20
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re stolen ribs being transported.

If the police took the van/car vin numbers down and the drivers photo id + a few pictures+serial number of rib being towed (about 5 minutes on the road side) of everyone towing a rib/taking one abroad that they stop and leaving the country with one then it would be easy enought to trace back who stole it. it wouldnt be instant but at least the theives would at least get caught/disuaded. and im sure if your rib was nicked you wouldnt mind looking through photos of all the ribs the police have stopped since the theft.
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