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Old 14 July 2009, 15:00   #11
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so what are these scumbags gonna do with the engine now.? keep for themselves, sell it, and if so where and how much?
it can't be easy just to sell and engine like that without it raising suspicion, specially if you need parts for it.
or am i just being naive?

sorry to hear about the theft PJC these things just make you sick to the stomach.
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Old 14 July 2009, 15:06   #12
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so what are these scumbags gonna do with the engine now.? keep for themselves, sell it, and if so where and how much?
it can't be easy just to sell and engine like that without it raising suspicion, specially if you need parts for it.
or am i just being naive?

sorry to hear about the theft PJC these things just make you sick to the stomach.
That's what I've always wondered about boat theft in general. I'd put money on it that there are a few organised groups doing them. Maybe stripped and sold.
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Old 14 July 2009, 15:12   #13
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I reckon all organsied on that scale - engines/ boats etc going all round Europe , no qyestions asked.

How could you check if a boat you were buying in 6 months in Spain was stolen in the UK today ?
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Old 14 July 2009, 15:22   #14
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I reckon all organsied on that scale - engines/ boats etc going all round Europe , no qyestions asked.

How could you check if a boat you were buying in 6 months in Spain was stolen in the UK today ?
And is there any kind of data base of engine numbers?
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Old 14 July 2009, 16:44   #15
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Hello, Really sorry to hear that. Give me a PM with the engine details and i can make sure it gets on The stolen list. It gets put around the Merc and Mariner Dealers. It might help.
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Old 14 July 2009, 16:51   #16
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Yes but an outboard ia a very awkward shape to carry - 80% of the weight is in the powerhead which is all curved and not very grabbable!!!
If the motor was laid onto a cargo net or heavy tarp it could be carried away by 4-6 feckers. Scum!!!
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Old 14 July 2009, 16:55   #17
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My sister told me that a man and his family called into the motor way services at Membury with there caravan came out an hour later to find someone had cut the tow bar off the caravan and nicked it leaving the hitch still locked onto the car, all in day light
it seams if the B----tards want it they just take it.
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Yes but an outboard ia a very awkward shape to carry - 80% of the weight is in the powerhead which is all curved and not very grabbable!!!
I quite agree

And the sorry thing is... that as I have said before, the thieves are educated boaters, they are probably people we know, and I know that doesnt sound nice, but its the conclusion I have come to.. from having experience of specialised plant stolen. These people know their game, and the only way that happens is if they are part of the cummunity

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Old 14 July 2009, 17:28   #19
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This is all a bit worrying happening in my area. Makes me feel a bit vunerable. Toe rag scum bags, hope they get what's coming to em!
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