I( would like to add that it's a damn shame for a man to work all his life to realize a dream & someone comes along & takes it. very sad
Seaswirl striper 2300 wa
McKee 17' Marathon cc
Agreed, nothing worse or more cowardly than a thief.
Originally Posted by Doggydaddy
2 big challenges in life-- the first is to acquire things we need and want to make us happy and second is to keep other people from stealing them.
Dave had all the stuff on his boat and they got it. Dave is very sensitive about the security of his stuff. He had to feel it was safe or he wouldn't have left it there.
"It was stolen sometime between last night at 5 npm when the employees left Harborn and they seem to think it was gone this am when they came in but thought I was using it. I have a motion alarm that is locked up and was likely going off when they cut the coupler lock and were headed down the road.Today at 12;50 the cell phone alarm called me and told me there was a breakin and I called the yard to have them check on it and they called back and said it was gone.I tried calling the alarm back to hear the status and it went to voicemail telling me that even with the battery backup they had to have smashed it to pieces or submerged it to silence the alarm.I've had it."
Gerald brings up a good point....if someone as careful and thoughtful as Dave became a victim, what does it take to protect your boat. I chain my wheels together on one side with a heavy chain, but I the back of my mind I figure a professional thief would probably cut the chain if he really wanted my boat.
2001 23 Ft Grady White Gulfstream w/ 250 hp Yamaha OX-66
Magothy River & Ocean City, MD
Maybe a big dog or two.
Originally Posted by runnin late
I would also wonder if one of these people would see all of the security on a boat (locks, chains, boot, etc) and actually target that boat since it may have a higher "resale" value. Locks and chains only slow someone down, and with the appropriate application of force, don't slow down a pro for very long.
After doing some research, it appears that this is a nation wide problem. Thieves are targeting boats with Yamaha strokes with the 225 being the most popular. These engines are the most sought after on the black market for their low emissions. I guess the thieves care about the planet. It seems they have now moved into our area now. Do everthing possible to protect your property and i hope they catch these scum bags. We work to hard for the things we have to have people like this come and take it from us.
I lock everything I can, but battery powered abrasive cutoff wheels negate most locks in seconds just like on Storage Wars--yuup! Most of us learn at about four or five years old that taking other peoples' stuff is very wrong and choose not to do it.
At any rate I would not leave rods and reels on my boat when not in my sight. There will always be scum out there and it seems as the numbers may be growing. We should do two more things. Make sure the part of our insurance policy covering boat stuff and tackle is adequate to cover the actual costs. Also list and take pics of your major tackle. I did up my insurance this year for electronics and tackle--it did not raise the cost of my policy much. My pics of tackle was last done for my trip to Argentina which was a while ago. Need to do it again--there have been some additions.
When I increased my insurance for electronics and tackle, I asked whether tackle came under home owners or boat policy. The answer was if the tackle is in my home, truck or motel, it is covered under home owners. If it is in my boat it is covered by my boat policy. Both policies have to be adequate to cover the costs of your tackle, if you expect full reimbursement. I am no insurance expert but this is what my agent told me.
Originally Posted by tiderunner3150
I have 2 Chesapeakes and a Lab, no one even approaches my neighborhood without them flipping out. But if someone gets past the dogs, I seriously doubt they get past the lead.........