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Old 30 October 2009, 07:41   #1
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Scrotum thieves get bigger ideas on Menai Straits

After nicking our dinghy to rob all our tools and many other things on other boats, they returned a few weeks later to do the same. That time they even took a generator that was screwed down to the deck of a big fishing boat near beaumaris pier.

Well now our friend awoke this morning to take his rib out for the winter as the tide was nice and high.........but there was no boat.

They had towed it to gallows point/ABC bay, then stripped the 200hp Honda 4 stroke off the back of the 8m rib and stripped everything else off, electrics the lot.

What are you meant to do? There appears to be no way of policing the area or stopping them doing it. There have been no particular thefts since i can remember for over 25 years. Whilst that isnt completely correct, im sure some boats had the odd thing stolen, it seems more prevalent since the start of this year.

If i get the details of the engine etc i will post it. But please be aware, anyone buying a 200 4 stroke Honda, ask where it is from etc
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Old 30 October 2009, 07:51   #2
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It's sickening that such a nice place has this going on.
I know boats moored by the castle on the river seiont had trouble with vandals when my brother had his Southerly moored there for a few years but I don't recall any actual thefts.


And on the same note, I just did a google to check I'd spelt Seiont right and found some bunt has nicked one of my photographs of the river. Taken from one of the castles towers
He's even put a copyright mark with his name on it.
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Old 30 October 2009, 10:32   #3
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I'd guess at this level its all organised stuff - with Solent Ribmans boat being stolen & totally stripped , then a newish 250 hp off the back of a 7-8m Ribcraft down my way & now this.

I'd expect it to be in the back of a transit & off the the med somewhere by now - totally untraceable & slim chance of anyone at a port checking whats in a van under a blanket .

Just these 3 alone is maybe 20-30k worth at least - all for a few weeks ' work' by those responsible . Makes me sick & then people buy them surely knowing they are stolen !
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Sorry to hear that HP,just Bottom feeding scum!Makes you sick.
Had a couple of Oiks pinching Cd players some while back,caught them Red handed!and dished out a bit of my own justice! Squealed like pigs to the Old Bill and ..nearly ended up in court myself!! Beggars belief!!Makes you wonder what you CAN do!
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Sorry to hear that HP,just Bottom feeding scum!Makes you sick.
Had a couple of Oiks pinching Cd players some while back,caught them Red handed!and dished out a bit of my own justice! Squealed like pigs to the Old Bill and ..nearly ended up in court myself!! Beggars belief!!Makes you wonder what you CAN do!
That's just it isn't it! What can you do? Kick 7 colours of james blunt out of them and you'll go down for longer than them!
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We've had some problems down here recently, first time in a while.
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Guess a good part of this is the credit crunch, less work around and so thieving starts to thrive. If we could just catch one, then drag em behind the rib for a while, I'd feel so much better, (you could always argue they slipped over the side and got caught in the lines without being noticed, what with them being lowlife scum)
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Guess a good part of this is the credit crunch, less work around and so thieving starts to thrive. If we could just catch one, then drag em behind the rib for a while, I'd feel so much better, (you could always argue they slipped over the side and got caught in the lines without being noticed, what with them being lowlife scum)
Just use them as pot bait.
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Are there any companies that will supply a chip which can be put in the engine, then when stolen you ask them to locate it? Can't be expensive these days. You could just go and find the scroats then.
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There are some threads on here for "trackers". Its feasible to track an engine for about 80-100 using one of these mobile phone/gps trackers. Of course you need it to be well enough hidden in the cowl that they don't just ditch it.
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