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Old 10-06-2013, 19:15   #1
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Call the Police

It would appear that somebody let go of my rope which was tied to a mooring and my boat drifted onto the mud where somebody took it to a jetty. The police came and will not allow my friend to board as they say it is under investigation. The boat is in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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Old 10-06-2013, 19:20   #2
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Time to pay a friendly visit to the guy who let the line go.
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Old 10-06-2013, 19:23   #3
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Fax your friend a notarized power of attorney allowing him to make decisions relative to moving the boat back onto its mooring. Perhaps the police will honor it; otherwise, the owner of the boat is going to have to deal with it in person. You might suggest to your friend that he or she contact an attorney to help, if you anticipate difficulty, but that would be on your nickel.

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Time to pay a friendly visit to the guy who let the line go.
Your avitar says under it to say no to 5200. Why?
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Your avitar says under it to say no to 5200. Why?
People use it in place of polysulfide, epoxy, or fasteners. 5200 has a role but it's a very finite role. Most of the 5200 threads on here are "So I need to get all this 5200 off...."
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Re: Call the police

Why do you believe it was untied instead of the other posibilities?
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Re: Call the police

Maybe if 5200 was used to secure the boat to the mooring we wouldn't have this thread going at all...

Just out of curiosity how do you know someone slipped the line, opposed to the line chaffing or poorly tied?

I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with bureaucratic bs... As weird as this sounds, at least it is in the United States, and not some far flung island...
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Any angry exes? A guy down the dock from me had his new wife's ex untie his boat and let it float around the channel until luckily, someone reported it. He also did quite a job with bright red paint-splattered across the beautiful wooden decks. He did a few other tricks but none after they put up a camera to catch him. Maybe that would help you?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:41   #9
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The Police put the boat back on it's mooring
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Hi Caracas,

Thanks for letting us know.

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Thumbs on the 5200. IF I could give a thumbs up that is. Mine are stuck together.

With 5200.
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Re: Call the Police

A friend on another boat went to check mine out and found about a foot of water with oil on top. I paid a guy to ensure the bilges were stripped. He gave the work to someone else who didn't do the job. What does one do?
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Here's an Idea..Your fired and list there name on the web sight with a warning for other boaters to not use this guy. Give a full description and a picture of him if you have it. I get tired of being ripped of by guys. And if they say they will do something and don't well then pass it on to others as they are unreliable. Also for bildge water I found that if you build a small float rig to an on off switch and power it with a 12 lawn mower battery and charge it witha small solar cell and regulator, your bildge will always have a small amount of water but nothing sugnificant. sop up the rest with a towel. As for the oil I would search for that leak and stop it if possible. I pulled the motor on the last job because of a leak and it was a muther. Took me a great deal of time as it was all done at anchor and yes Iam my worst enemy,lol.
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A friend on another boat went to check mine out and found about a foot of water with oil on top. I paid a guy to ensure the bilges were stripped. He gave the work to someone else who didn't do the job. What does one do?
Ask him how soon he's going out to take care of it himself? Sometimes employees and contractors do silly things.
We had a regularly contracted detailer go use up all a customer's paper towels and dish soap to clean the bilge and not tell us...
And he only cleaned half before running out while billing for the whole job(he makes more than I do, and charges hourly).

Customer phoned, understandably agitated.

We replaced the missing supplies(within the hour), and I cleaned it myself with proper equipment as they had been paid to do. They have no more work here.

Mistakes do happen, has the guy offered to fix it yet?
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