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Old 04-12-2010, 22:01   #1
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Angry Take Off Your Ladders and Electronics

when you put your boat away for the winter.

Thieves stole ten ladders off of boats in one marina on Thanksgiving Day.

Wintertime security in most marinas is cut back and the Flat Screens and Electronics just "walk off" boats.
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Ladders? Oh goodness.

Next I will need to bring me boom home.

I do take the face plates on the Navpods off and bring home that stuff. I worry more about the freezing weather than thieves though.
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You gonna be around tomorrow?
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Mine is in a friend's shed, 10 miles inland... I never even thought about security. There are much richer boats around. Sometimes it pays to be poor!
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Thieves can ruin your life time of hard work in a matter of minutes. Very discouraging to know they are targeting boats.

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Good grief, electronics is a given but ladders? What next, mooring cleats, guard rails, davits?

If done at a marina, i'd expect them to pay for my loss. Part of my mooring fees goes towards security after all.
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We use a motorcycle cable to lock down the ladder. The yard may be slow in the winter, but someone will still need to wander in with a bolt cutter or other tools and spend some time if they want to take it.

Then again, missing ladders are often just "borrowed" and relocated in this yard. The cable solves that problem too.<G>
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If done at a marina, i'd expect them to pay for my loss. Part of my mooring fees goes towards security after all.
Prolly you should read your lease agreement.
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or come somewhere civilised
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Im guessing aluminum ladders which equates to scrap metal. I hjad one stolen from my yard
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LOL, yea I know i'm being optimistic but still.....

I bet if I threatened to take my business elswhere then i'd be able to wrangle a discount towards a new ladder though. In this day and age, no marina, especialy in this part of the world anyway, can afford to loose business or get a bad reputation.
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