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Old 01 March 2012, 11:45   #11
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Gerry.
I think I know where we are talking about as I was going to my boat there. I didn't for the security reason. Most times I popped down there there had just been a theft. Some one I know lost their fuel tanks etc.
Shame as its a fantastic location.
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Old 01 March 2012, 11:58   #12
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Are the other boats in the compound as appealing / nickable as yours? e.g. if they are tatty 4m seariders with "RESCUE" painted down the side and an old pull start 40HP on the back your Osprey with 150HP might be somewhat more appealing.
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Old 01 March 2012, 14:10   #13
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I keep my boat at a similar sounding site to the one yours is at currently.
may even be the same one if it's more Portsmouth way.

Think about how secure would it be at home.
Would it be behind the locked gates, with CCTV coverage?
Would more passers-by, from all walks of life, see it in your drive than tucked away where it is?

I live in a quiet, private, Cul-de-sac, yet my insurance company give me a 15% discount because the boat is at the caravan storage park rather than at home.

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Old 01 March 2012, 14:32   #14
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Why don't you and the other owners offer the site owner an extra 5 a month if they increase the security?
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Old 01 March 2012, 15:17   #15
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Gerry.
I think I know where we are talking about as I was going to my boat there. I didn't for the security reason. Most times I popped down there there had just been a theft. Some one I know lost their fuel tanks etc.
Shame as its a fantastic location.
Thanks - that's interesting to know.

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Why don't you and the other owners offer the site owner an extra 5 a month if they increase the security?
I don't know why they don't invest in a decent metal fence with gate around the storage area. I suspect they're not particularly interested in making money out of it. Also surprising because the organisation that runs it seems to have plenty of money to spend on buildings elsewhere..!

Most of the boats in the storage area are small sailing dinghies or pretty tatty motor boats or RIBs (one RIB with completely flat tubes...) They have some decent RIBs for running training courses but they're on hardstanding nearer the cctv cameras.

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