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."