Petty Thefts - RANT - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-12-2008
Brezzin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 379
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Brezzin is on a distinguished road
Petty Thefts - RANT

I was down on the boat Sunday which is on the hard for the winter. I noticed that one of my ST-60 instrument covers was missing. AGAIN. This is the second time in a year that someone has taken a cover. After the first time I replaced it ($12.00 plus shipping) We wrote the boat name on each of the covers thinking that this would be a deterrent. NOT. Well I went over the the local WM to see if they had any replacements. Nope, but the guy told me that there have been a number thefts in the area. He specifically said it was little stuff like fenders and such but not so much the big ticket items. Are people that F'ing cheap?
I guess I'm gonna have to write all over my fenders now too!
__________________
Dave
s/v "eclipse"
Mystic CT
2007 Hunter 49
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-12-2008
Freesail99's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Freesail99 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
This past fall, I had 100's of dollars of resins, paint thinner, acetone, tools removed from my boat while it was on the hard. They even had to find a latter to get up on it. It was wrapped in a tarp on the cockpit floor.
__________________
S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Freesail99; 03-12-2008 at 01:06 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-12-2008
chucklesR's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,978
Thanks: 10
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 10
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
As to ST-60 covers - Wind can do that to you. Put a velco hold down on it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-12-2008
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,514
Thanks: 110
Thanked 59 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
Question Huh

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freesail99 View Post
It was wrapped in a trap on the cockpit floor.
Wrapped in a trap? and you didn't catch them?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-12-2008
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,904
Thanks: 3
Thanked 107 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brezzin View Post
I was down on the boat Sunday which is on the hard for the winter. I noticed that one of my ST-60 instrument covers was missing. AGAIN. This is the second time in a year that someone has taken a cover. After the first time I replaced it ($12.00 plus shipping) We wrote the boat name on each of the covers thinking that this would be a deterrent. NOT. Well I went over the the local WM to see if they had any replacements. Nope, but the guy told me that there have been a number thefts in the area. He specifically said it was little stuff like fenders and such but not so much the big ticket items. Are people that F'ing cheap?
I guess I'm gonna have to write all over my fenders now too!
I hear ya. I forgot to mentio nit on Sailnet, but my boat was broken into the weekend before last (last Thursday night, actually). They took all my Shiner Bach and apparently got caught in the act because the Coors Light was sitting in the companionway, along with the thief's mag light!!! At first I thought it was a gag my dad was playing on me, then found out from the security guard that it was not. He caught the guy running around on the docks and must have interrupted him in the middle of my boat. Oh well, I lost my beer and got a mag light.

I have also had my outboard stolen off the dink, but that was many years ago. Other than that, I guess I have been fairly lucky?

- CD
__________________
Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 03-12-2008
TrueBlue's Avatar
Señor Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough
We've been lucky for the past 12 years at our marina - not one theft. The marina charges a mint for seasonal rates, but their 24/7 security is second to none.
__________________
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 03-12-2008
chucklesR's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,978
Thanks: 10
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 10
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
CD,
The grill has been scaring them away. Either it looks like a big security robot or they are afraid it will fall on them.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 03-12-2008
Freesail99's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Freesail99 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
Quote:
Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
Wrapped in a trap? and you didn't catch them?
Ha, I need more coffee, tarp
__________________
S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 03-12-2008
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,904
Thanks: 3
Thanked 107 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
CD,
The grill has been scaring them away. Either it looks like a big security robot or they are afraid it will fall on them.
It is not the grill, it is my ferocious guard dog...

__________________
Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 03-12-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Just remember, you don't have to make your boat theft-proof... just make it less appealing to the thieves than the next boat over. Fortunately, it really isn't a problem at my marina.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Defender rant stoutwench General Discussion (sailing related) 25 06-15-2007 04:02 PM
Rant: Passage Maker Magazine tadmcd General Discussion (sailing related) 6 02-26-2004 11:45 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.