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View Poll Results: Have you ever had something stolen from your boat or a crime on board?
No, never had anything stolen from my boat. 58 66.67%
Yes, once. 17 19.54%
Yes more than once. 12 13.79%
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Old 14-08-2012, 16:15   #1
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Have You Ever Been a Victim of Boat Crime ?

As the topic says, I have been cruising full time for four months now and have been robbed of dinghy/outboard and have been boarded and items stolen from the cockpit, before I left people always said boat crime was rare. so hence the poll!
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No. Where are you cruising?
What pole?
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the poll should be there now!
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Re: Have you ever been a victim of boat crime?

the invaders of my boat were on moorings in san diego--before i went cruising into 3rd world where i have not been bothered when gone from my boat,except by a gringo cruiser who took my charts.
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Old 14-08-2012, 16:43   #5
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As the topic says, I have been cruising full time for four months now and have been robbed of dinghy/outboard and have been boarded and items stolen from the cockpit, before I left people always said boat crime was rare. so hence the poll!
Wow, all that in 4 months? Where are you cruising -- Samolia?

I've never had anything taken from my boat. A few petty thefts shore side, but on the boat never.
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Re: Have you ever been a victim of boat crime?

it appears he's in the med.....
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he should come to mexico where it is safe ----as long as you lock your stuff and dont park near any gringo cruisers needing charts....
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So far , boarded in Spain - Mar Menor, various items stolen from cockpit , Dinghy and outboard stolen in Corsica - France! Far from third world! We have been at anchor for sixty days now, No crimes in marinas first month or so.
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do not feel badly--my worst losses were in my own home moorage wherein there lives a thief from hell......in san diego bay, usa.....
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I had my first boat broken into while on the hard, nothing taken, just roaches and clips left on the sole. I also had my dyer dink stolen from the backyard. I voted no.
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We have cruised extensively for over 20 years and have never had anything stolen. But we don't leave things lying around and the boat, dinghy and outboard are always locked and the dinghy and outboard chained to something. Never been boarded either, not sure why. Perhaps you need to reevaluate your security and make yourself less of a target. Chuck
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Old 14-08-2012, 19:17   #12
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We had a pair of swim fins stolden in Samoa abut 25 yrs ago ! the family of the young boy who "found them" brought them back and Tanned his butt in front of us !! So I guess we are on the No side in this poll !! sorry but I think ya need to tighten up a little !! theres crooks everywhere, ya gotta make sure ya don't leave things in the cockpit !! Out of sight out of mind !! Just sayin !
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Re: Have you ever been a victim of boat crime?

I used to live in Spain and Italy, and can say that there seems to be a much greater rate of petty theft in those places than where I live now in California. Of course, I could move to a "bad" neighborhood somewhere nearby and have a much different point of view regarding my vulnerability to theft.
Sail the Aland Islands and the Finnish coast and I'd wager you'd have less stuff stolen. Unless you leave a bottle of liquor out. Then, all bets are off.
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As the topic says, I have been cruising full time for four months now and have been robbed of dinghy/outboard and have been boarded and items stolen from the cockpit, before I left people always said boat crime was rare. so hence the poll!

I've had good lines taken off my boat (once replaced with really wierd ones!) more than once.
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Key seems to be insurance as you never know who will be a victim.
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