Boat (almost) stolen. Totally insane day - Page 4 - SailNet Community
 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 102 Old 08-23-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
I'll give her one thing........ She sure picked a pretty boat!
Quickstep192 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 102 Old 08-23-2011
Needing Apehanger Helm
 
HDChopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: AZ
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
 
+_1 Quickstep , ya gotta give her that she has taste

Got to agree with Bankrobbery anology , got away clean or not the boat Was stolen.

There is no right way to do the wrong thing
HDChopper is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #33 of 102 Old 08-23-2011
Senior Member
 
pinayreefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Panama City Beach Fl
Posts: 127
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Last Friday we dropped by our boat before heading out of town, noticed undergarments in the cockpit! Huh? Then found bootmarks on the floor and where someone barfed over the side. Yuck. After reporting it to the harbormaster we went away, a bit shaken about the audacity of some people (the boat is tied stern to). When we got back Monday we saw the guard and he was embaressed because he saw them and assumed it was us, since the couple "didn't stop" when he walked up so he eased away. He knows well now what we look like and hopefully it won't happen again, but every couple who comes strolling down the dock gets an eye from us, evaluating the females assets, trying to determine if she left her "stuff" on our boat.
pinayreefer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #34 of 102 Old 08-23-2011
Senior Member
 
tommays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,296
Thanks: 1
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
MY son is a Long Island ADA and its really going to depend on the DA's mindset on and issue like this as well as the lady's history

1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

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

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tommays is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #35 of 102 Old 08-23-2011
Sundance 23
 
carl762's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 878
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Well, $300,000 worth of boat should get any DA's attention. Nobody's exempt from being held accountable for their actions. My feeling is that this woman probably has developed a bit of dementia and will get off lighty. At the very least, she must pay for the damage and for the head/heartache she caused.

Water is Life
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
carl762 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #36 of 102 Old 08-23-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
You guys need to chill, she's NOT a thief. I told her that it was my boat, and my middle name is Mike.
(oops, no wait, this is a different boat, and a different story altogether, sorry)
Steady Freddy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #37 of 102 Old 08-23-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
From the facts presented, there is still room for reasonable doubt that she had criminal intent. The damage is real. Collect every honest cent of restitution, but leave room in your thoughts that it was an honest mistake and they might not prosecute it as felony grand theft.

Last edited by MikeWhy; 08-23-2011 at 08:45 PM. Reason: could have been.
MikeWhy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #38 of 102 Old 08-24-2011
Just a Member
 
primerate84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 272
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Nah, she mistakenly thought it was her $300,000 boat. She was just in the wrong marina, but it looked just like her's. And, it was a brief moment of dementia that she forgot how to sail and ran it into the rocks. Yeah, that's reasonable doubt and she really had no criminal intent. She should just get a real stern talking-to and turned loose. I'm sure she will be a model citizen after that.
primerate84 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #39 of 102 Old 08-24-2011
Senior Member
 
casey1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 3,280
Thanks: 18
Thanked 45 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Let's all just be happy we have boats other people would like to use or steal. We could all be in a much worse situation. I think theft is going to become a very big issue not only for your boat, but house, car and other items. With high unemployment and not such a great future for many, they have no options "they" can see. Where I moor my boat, their is a large homeless population, I have not been hit, but many other boats get items stolen. I hope I do not get hit, but if I do, I will try to accept it as this is life, and deal with the repair and replacement of items stolen. I look at myself, not only do I have a house to live in, but a boat that can be my second home. The homeless (weather fault of their own or not) have none of these things.

Last edited by casey1999; 08-24-2011 at 01:59 PM.
casey1999 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #40 of 102 Old 08-24-2011
Relapsing
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
I hates me a thief. I've been robbed significantly like five times and lost of $20,000 worth of tools over a six year period. If I ever catch someone red-handed, I'm probably going to jail.

Captain Bill

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


"It ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of sailing is? Love. You take a boat in to sea that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her afloat when she oughtta founder... tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keens… makes her a home." Captain Malcom Reynolds, Paraphrased
ArcherBowman is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BOAT STOLEN - Nevis RumPirate News Feeds 2 01-15-2011 11:04 AM
Stolen Boat tager General Discussion (sailing related) 6 06-09-2009 03:45 PM
Stolen boat recovered... glory68 General Discussion (sailing related) 14 06-04-2007 10:20 AM
stolen boat kathyfair Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 03-19-2006 07:23 PM
Am I Insane? (distressed boat purchase?) jmshack Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 04-30-2002 06:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome