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Old 15 July 2009, 10:09   #1
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just seen some dodgy bugger sniffing around my boat

on the 24hour remote control webcam
hmmmm
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Old 15 July 2009, 10:10   #2
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on the 24hour remote control webcam
hmmmm
Ollyit, I would suggest passing the images and info onto the local police (and the local sailing club etc) so they can keep an eye out JUST in case he is sniffing for an easy picking (It could of course be entirely innocent!)
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Old 15 July 2009, 10:15   #3
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yes you're quite right, I still dont like it though
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Good job you have that webcam olly. May think about doing it myself.
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yes its a great thing the club have bought any member can access it - its great also for looking at sea state and tide
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yes you're quite right, I still dont like it though
I wouldnt blame you in the slightest!

Do you have a clearer image of the individual?

If not Id suggest ringing the local plod now before the bloke has a chance to change his clothes and they may still be able to have a chat with him and at least have his details if anything does happen.
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I'm going down there this evening after work to see if things are okay, it could be well innocent - there has been a lot of things been lifted recently from ECA so there forums suggest - I'll do a few jobs also whislt there
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when challenged they always seem to have the same old story about looking for a boat to buy ,though they have no idea which one ,
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Old 15 July 2009, 10:34   #9
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Is that his Octavia in the background of the second picture?
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no I know who owns that - well identifed tho thanks

I'll see what the score is later
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He seems to have a passing interest in that Ribeye too...
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jeez, I can understand why people are worried, with boats, engines etc going missing... but am I the only one who when in a boatyard, wanders round having a look at other ribs? On the basis of Ollys' note below, I should be reported and stopped for questioning, just for looking!
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I also enjoy looking at other peoples RIB's when in a boat yard. You can get some pretty good ideas by looking at others boats.

How many thefts you the ECA have from the yard every year Olly?
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i agree that lots of people like to look around at boats ,but its the,,,, old pearl harbour syndrome ,,,if you have had a theft in the past ,last lot we caught some members of our club were all for dumping them out at sea,tell you what after an hour or so of crying they were hoping that the police would turn up ,,,and they only nicked a bilge pump and a couple of fishing reels . it dident go to court and they were only given a caution by the police ,,but the option of a very long swim seemed to shake them up ..
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He seems to have a passing interest in that Ribeye too...
Probably just a harmless nutter then
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jeez, I can understand why people are worried, with boats, engines etc going missing... but am I the only one who when in a boatyard, wanders round having a look at other ribs? On the basis of Ollys' note below, I should be reported and stopped for questioning, just for looking!
Same here - and I am always at my local Land Rover/Jaguar dealer drooling out of hours as well!!!
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Thats me buggered then, was looking at a lovely HUmber today, when I went back for a closer look it was gone!

I know where your coming from Olly, better been caucious than losing your RIB.
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Isn't it awful that we have to worry about thieving scum nicking our hard worked for toys?

Can trailer wheels be relatively easily removed for security (or a single wheel).
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Isn't it awful that we have to worry about thieving scum nicking our hard worked for toys?

Can trailer wheels be relatively easily removed for security (or a single wheel).
It's easier to bolt a new wheel on than remove a clamp...
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I guess so - but having seen how they cut through clamps on another video here a while back, I was wondering what else you could do.
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