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Almost lost my boat today
Yep thats right, the one I just bought 5 days ago, the nice little CAL 25 I been talking about in these forums and posted pics of. Get this, I am at work today and get a call from the guy who sold me the boat, he tells me the police department just called him. He tolded me the police said the boat came unmoored and was up against the causeway bridge, about 6 miles out in the lake and at least 8 or 9 miles from where it was moored. At this point I thought no way! I know thats not my boat, I was just there on Tuesday, all day and evening cleaning and straightening it up. I made double sure she was tied up well, I mean I made DOUBLE sure! The tow boat operator said that all of my ropes were on the boat so it looked as if someone took the dock ropes off the pier and it was done purposely. So, as I thought, someone had deliberately took my dock ropes off the pier and thrown it on the boat. The tow boat operator also told me I was lucky, the boat was all intact and everything appeared to be ok the bridge never did it anything and even my tolling motor was still on back.
The police called me this evening to file a report. The officer on the phone told me they have had problems in the past with boats moored there. Hoodlums would walk up and down the side of the pier, so he thinks they may have done it. I was thinking it was possible the guy I bought it from may have had an ex-wife or girlfriend mad at him and never knew he sold it and wanted to get back at him by un-mooring his boat.I don't know about this though, its just a thought.
Is this something that happens? Why would someone do this? Do I need to put chains on my boat, has it gotten this bad? People this happened in Mandeville, LA! I would have never thought! Its not like my boat was abandoned for days upon end, I was only gone from it a total of 2 days since I bought it. Its only there temporary just until I get my slip, I need to get the registration transferred in my name before I get insurance and finally the slip.