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I think that getting photographic or video proof of what is going on is your best recourse... You need to document what happens very thoroughly, and then once you have video or photographic proof....talk to the authorities and a lawyer... Even if you only catch him doing it once on video or camera, it won't be a big leap for the authorities and your lawyer to figure out all the times you boat has been vandalized were caused by the same person.

Jim is right, that the authorities should be interested...but without video or photographic proof... it is just your word against the owners.

BTW, a person would be better, but you can also get some small webcams that you can setup to trigger on a time lapse or motion.

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I'd run with these... maybe lashed to the mast inside of some bag?

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/j...emType=PRODUCT

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4057191

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Those are pretty much perfect for what he needs. and not too expensive.

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You could put sombodys eye out!
(not that its a bad thing really)

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I've had the police called and sent to his house twice. It's all about word vs. word. Thanks for all the input. The cameras look like it's worth a shot.
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1/2" ball bearings and that beastie cam posted a photo of are a great combination... What's more fun is firing 1/2" ice cubes out of it... the projectiles melt after impact... One of my friends from college used to make frozen mercury pellets for her slingshot...but that seriously hazardous... Have good range and do a fair amount of damage though.

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Just had the police out again to document the damage. I guess they are actually going to start an investigation. While I took the boat to a dock so that the ppolice could inspect it, the ass cut my mooring lines and float. He was a little pissed when I just parked the boat and used a hook anchor from the dingy to bring up the chain from the bottom and secure my sailboat again. He was inspecting my activity from his balcony while I wished him a Merry Chirstmas. This of course started a swear and curse festival from him. This guy is a Lawyer, don't they have to follow the law as well? It seems that he is risking alot just to get a boat off of "his water"?
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It's not his water!!!!
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Get him on film, take it to the Bar...
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