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So I keep my boat at a secured storage facility in Swansboro and after taking last weekend off, I returned to my boat tonight to find that someone decided to replace their batteries with the ones from the back of my boat. I am assuming they are using them because they took the time to disconnect the cables and still took the washers and nuts.

Fortunately they left the rest of the boat alone. I hate thieves.

I think the storage place has video, but won't find out until Monday.


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A few years ago we had 2 guys going out at night in a Jonboat with a trolling motor and a rechargeable impact wrench snatching props off boats in the lifts along the water.
I went out to my first old boat beside the house one Sunday morning and saw my fuel line dangling over the side. 2 - 6 gal tanks and 2 batteries, and my cast net in a bucket, GONE.
 

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Hate to think it, but there are a few suspect boats that were added to the facility in the past two weeks.........I was on the verge of taking a peek in one of them, batteries would be easy to distinguish, came from the dealer.


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It's amazing to me to see what people will leave on their docks and their boats. I am not condoning anyone stealing, but I really have been amazed. Hope you catch the thieves, if not hope they get theirs.
 

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Jeez dude...Makes you want to install proximity triggered claymor's.

I knew a guy who knew a guy...that would go through marina's on a jon boat cutting outboard motors off with a sawzall, removing S/N ID tags and selling them to a shop somewhere. I wanted to find out who it was and pay him a visit.
 

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A game cam is very cheap, works in infrared, and is motion activated.... Be nice to mount somewhere with a good view of your boat.

About 6 months ago, I convinced a jewish friend of mine to install one after some local kids put a cross in her yard. A few days later, the camera caught them painting a swastika on her garage doors. Neighbor kids, but that's a line you don't cross. Unfortunately, the sherriff's department charged them with vandalism instead of a hate crime, so they only had to pay a fine....no record of swastika or cross in the police reports, which really upset my Jewish friend.
 
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Hate Crime is a major offense. I don't see branding stupid kids with such a label. Had it been adults I would say fry em!

Shame to pay for a place to store your boat and not have good security. I would look into a better facility, chain my batteries and the cam is a good idea.
 
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Of course you would have to use some common sense in installing such a camera on the boat. I wouldn't suggest dash mounting it beside the depth finder.

I would be a little leary of the boat yard myself especially if they haven't taken much interest in folks getting ripped off in their lot which I'm sure is going at premium prices.
 
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