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Old 17 March 2010, 16:13   #21
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ime gutted for you

what do we do now ? fit 2 locking bolts limiting the lever factor.
i was told if the arse holes want it they will even resort to chain sawing the transom either side of the engine mountings letting the engine break off.
I too am sad this sort of thing is going on .
I guess if anybody wants it there going to make sure they get it.
no matter what the risk.Or damage they cause.
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Old 17 March 2010, 16:45   #22
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ime gutted for you

what do we do now ? fit 2 locking bolts limiting the lever factor.
i was told if the arse holes want it they will even resort to chain sawing the transom either side of the engine mountings letting the engine break off.
Chainsaws are pretty noticable in the middle of the night so not so common, but make it as hard as possible & make sure its properly insured and valued .
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Old 19 March 2010, 06:42   #23
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The update is that the service centre's insurance have told us to claim on our own insurance. So to answer one of the previous questions, as far as customers are concerned they may as well have had no insurance at all.

So it could be bye bye no claims and excess, but at least we are slightly more in control of the process.

Regarding securing the engines, you could have 4 locking bolts but they will either chop the transom, as said, or they'll probably leave the engine bracket on the boat!

One of the other boats had a cheap locking bolt on one side and for some reason they decided not to bother trying to shift it, so they undid the two bolts on the other side and managed to take the engine and one half of the bracket, leaving just the other side of the bracket still bolted to the boat!

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Old 19 March 2010, 09:24   #24
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From what has been said on this and other stolen engine threads, there must be a lot of engines with broken brackets. Now assuming these have to be replaced prior to resale, who are they buying the brackets from and in bulk. Surely this should ring alarm bells for Yamaha (and others) if not the dealers, assuming they are not part of the racket (Dealers, not Yamaha).
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