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Old 04 August 2009, 07:32   #1
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ribs and dories robbed of gear and petrol

After finding our dinghy and a friends in a different spot to where we left them a week ago, we suspected people were "borrowing the dinghy" while we were away to save blowing inflatables up etc. That in itself is cheeky enough, but i suspect they were "borrowing" stuff from other moored boats while they used them, and then yes, those unscrupulous bas**rds went to our boat.

Not only did they take the fishing rod off the boat my dad has owned since he was 21, they took another one, our on board tool kit and reserve petrol. Then they tried to get the two 70 litre tanks out of the console..unsuccessfully thank god. Didnt touch the electrics, so probably kids. I blame Gordon brown, if petrol were cheaper they wouldnt do it!!

Then they moved on to a couple of dories nearby, cut the fuel lines and stole the tanks.

They even had the cheek (ironically they picked ours!) to use our dinghy off the beach to get out to the moored boats.

In 25 years of our boat being moored, nothing has ever been stolen while afloat. (other than the mooring tackle on spring tides!)

I'd love to just wait one weekend and shoot them with a 12 bore while they row out!!
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Sorry about that mate, I'm the same as you, just leave everything in open lockers.
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I blame Gordon brown,

They even had the cheek (ironically they picked ours!) to use our dinghy off the beach to get out to the moored boats.
Why blame poor old Browner? It's not like he provided the Getaway craft!

I think if I had a dinghy tender on shore, I'd put one of those nice circular screwout access hatches in the transom, and take the centre piece home with me....
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I'm currently working in Norway and apparently they is still a drug problem here.
Thing is there is not alot of crime out here, people leave sat navs in cars, leave cars running whlst they go to the shops, bikes outside shops and house and nothing goes missing.
I'm not sure what the punishments are out here but you see lots of kids about and none give you cheek or make you feel threatened.
Even the bouncers are really friendly in all the pubs and clubs.

The UK in general is going down the pan.
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thanks for the comments and great idea about making the dinghy sink!!

it is amazing how much we all feel done over by scum of today. Just wish the policiticians of either party actually experienced it, rather than lining their pockets and living in gated mansions.

By the way, have just found out, 3 other boats got broken in to on the fri/sat and then another from beaumaris bay. nicked a dinghy from the pier, rowed out to a large fisher and unscrewed an on board generator!!!! Seems like they swept the straits before the weekend jumbles.

Quite ironic that there were boating jumble sales that week end on anglesey and in conwy!! Bet half the gear would have been found there!!

Have decided to take the bung out of the little plastic dinghy when not using it, now they will just sink about 50m from shore as it has an inner hull and they won't realise until too late. I hope to have the last laugh. With the tides in the straits they should hopefully flounder!
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Have decided to take the bung out of the little plastic dinghy when not using it, now they will just sink about 50m from shore as it has an inner hull and they won't realise until too late. I hope to have the last laugh. With the tides in the straits they should hopefully flounder!
My mate sealed a crack in his dinghy with silicone and a piece of duck tape, needless to say it leaked!

Have a look for a water tight henderson hatch, should do the job!
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The olds (parents) just seen the old bill re the theft. Evidently "There have been around a dozen thefts per week over the last 3 months around anglesey and the straits" "we are seeing 3 other people this afternoon". "Oh that's ok then, as long as it isn't just us!!!"

Cue a codders rant!!!
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Have decided to take the bung out of the little plastic dinghy when not using it, now they will just sink about 50m from shore as it has an inner hull and they won't realise until too late. I hope to have the last laugh. With the tides in the straits they should hopefully flounder!
Hate to be a cynic at my ripe old age of 26 but you want to watch out you don't end up getting sued if they hurt themselves while trying to 'borrow' your 'un-seaworthy' boat!!!
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Can't get sued if you leave a little note on it saying please don't steal, not sea worthy.
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Now that made me laugh!
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