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Old 02 July 2014, 13:22   #11
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Feel for you, sorry to hear this.
Admin Would this not be better in the stolen ribs section ??
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Old 02 July 2014, 13:50   #12
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Also live local and will keep eyes peeled (and my own security at Defcon 1 for the foreseeable).
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Old 02 July 2014, 14:51   #13
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I have reposted with some more details in the Stolen ribs section, was a bit stressed this morning (still am) and wanted to get the info out quickly. Once again replies and comments appreciated.
This was one expensive lapse for me as I religiously have the wheel clamp and hitch lock in place, and the boat is usually parked up with the hitch into the garden and away from the gate. last night after doing a lot of running around and the boat being in the water a couple of times, the security items were still in my vehicle, the boat was reversed into the drive, so I am totally stuffed insurance wise. I was not prepared to lie to the police this morning when giving my statement.

And yes a couple of you guys helped me recover the boat down at Warsash slipway last weekend.

What make this situation even more frustrating is the boat was being sold and deposit had been paid and pick up was Saturday.
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Old 02 July 2014, 14:54   #14
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I have reposted with some more details in the Stolen ribs section, was a bit stressed this morning (still am) and wanted to get the info out quickly. Once again replies and comments appreciated.
This was one expensive lapse for me as I religiously have the wheel clamp and hitch lock in place, and the boat is usually parked up with the hitch into the garden and away from the gate. last night after doing a lot of running around and the boat being in the water a couple of times, the security items were still in my vehicle, the boat was reversed into the drive, so I am totally stuffed insurance wise. I was not prepared to lie to the police this morning when giving my statement.

And yes a couple of you guys helped me recover the boat down at Warsash slipway last weekend.

What make this situation even more frustrating is the boat was being sold and deposit had been paid and pick up was Saturday.
Discreetly check that the 'buyer' didn't collect it early.
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I have reposted with some more details in the Stolen ribs section, was a bit stressed this morning (still am) and wanted to get the info out quickly. Once again replies and comments appreciated.

This was one expensive lapse for me as I religiously have the wheel clamp and hitch lock in place, and the boat is usually parked up with the hitch into the garden and away from the gate. last night after doing a lot of running around and the boat being in the water a couple of times, the security items were still in my vehicle, the boat was reversed into the drive, so I am totally stuffed insurance wise. I was not prepared to lie to the police this morning when giving my statement.



And yes a couple of you guys helped me recover the boat down at Warsash slipway last weekend.



What make this situation even more frustrating is the boat was being sold and deposit had been paid and pick up was Saturday.

Oh my gosh! Makes it even worse!


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Old 02 July 2014, 17:23   #16
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Ahh man! I really feel sorry for you! As a sale was agreed and deposit made, it would do any harm to start your search with the potential buyers. Did you have your RIB advertised, how many other people came to view? Could be someone that viewed the RIB earlier?
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Old 02 July 2014, 17:24   #17
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Really sorry to hear that. I will print picture and keep in my car just in case. Any other distinguishing things about it. Domyou have any serial numbers.

A few other comments.

I reckon thieves may hang out at slipways and then follow people home to steal it later so be aware people. Look out for anyone following you from slipways, perhaps go a roundabout way home which isnt obvious so you can see if anyone following.

Best locks in the world are not much of a problem for thieves perhaps think about a cctv camera. When i was doing lots of work on my boat recently and it was on my drive i fixed a cctv camera that was motion sensitive and would record , justbfor added security.

Datatagging helps also.

As to the police dont get me started, i regularly see cars with boats on trailers with no number plate on the trailer light bar or non matching plates. Even seen a cop car go past and they never seemed to get stopped.

Will keep a look out for you.
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I really feel for you mate.
I will keep a look out on Friday Ad, ebay, Loot, etc for clues.
I have you found any cctv capturing the the theft?

I keep my boat about 2-3 miles from you. Last weekend i made the 85 mile journey to the boat only to realise i left my wheelclamp key at home. Not prepared to have a wasted trip i took my cordless drill out and decided try drilling out one of the pivot pins on the clamp. It took me no more than 20 seconds of drilling. Totally shocked. I was expecting to have a fight as it wasn't the cheapest clamp.
I'm so happy i have a hidden GPS tracker installed, but will be investing in a better clamp me thinks.
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I had wondered why the security light, which 300 watts did not come on tonight, closer inspection revealed the cable has been cut.
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Discreetly check that the 'buyer' didn't collect it early.
That was my thought also,,,
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