Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: Accused sailboat thief hung around marina for days before stealing boat
My boat partner called on Sunday night and asked how my sail was that day. I told him that I had not been out sailing. He said that he had gone down to the boat to get away from his inlaws and that the boat was gone. Surprise! It turned out that a "friend" now a very well known yacht designer of fast boats, had "borrowed" the boat for a sail without asking. Monday morning, he was working for me, I asked him about it as he had borrowed the boat on another occasion with our permission. He admitted to taking it and I let him know calmly that this was not cool. 30 minutes later my partner's wife came in the door and ripped the guy a new one in a very loud and shrill voice. Justice served. I never quite looked at that guy the same way after that.
Somehow the words "you're fired" would seem appropriate. You "boat pros" must be a laid-back lot.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, 50 Ton Master and OUPV
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina