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Old 02-09-2014
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Re: Thugs - bl@@dy thugs !

bastards - theiving scrote

They had some eastern European gangs lifting outboards in Wells in Norfolk - the local police issued canvas covers for the outboards and asked the owners to take the cowls home

thefts stopped immediatly.

Essex Ethics are different from elsewhere - I speak as a man who spent his formative years growing up and sailing there.

Marsh pirates still stalk the marshy fringes

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Re: Thugs - bl@@dy thugs !

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Those aren't hippies, they are plain old scumbag lowlifes.
You must be right, they just looked like hippies, long greasy hair & beards, & filthy clothes, with visible fumes emanating from them, closely followed by swarms of horse flies. Plus, they never smiled, hippies are always smiling, aka "stoned".

Hippies aren't thieves - that would be bad Karma. .
True, see above.

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Bene - that is such a great story. Really made me happy !!

Heard of stories of gangs of Eastern Europeans that allegedly have been targeting marinas. When I went to some of the nearby marinas last weekend one guy there told me that he was quite sure that it will have been some foreigners again who took the engines this time. Kept my mouth shut. I am the hardworking taxpaying foreigner here, the guy who advertised the engine and was arrested is Essex through and through.

The idea with the cowling replacement cover is great. Something to look into. They are for sale here at the local marine police unit.

Looking into trackers now and also alarm systems for boats.

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Yet my heart hammers now, yearning anew
wanting the steep salt-water road
longing with lust to roam rough seas, alone
to seek out some far foreign shore

From "The Seafarer", an Anglo-Saxon 10th century manuscript.
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