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Old 28-01-2011, 16:12   #1
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Thieves Amongst Us ?

Just returned from Honduras where I met a middle-aged Canadian couple who had been cruising the Carribean for many years on their 40' mono. Got on the subject of security. I was very surprised when they told me that "by far the majority of the thefts that occur against cruisers are commited by cruisers themselves!". I had never heard this before. Although they had no empirical evidence to support their opinion they were adamant about it. I wonder how many others share this opinion.
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Old 28-01-2011, 16:29   #2
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Seriously, I very much doubt if it's common but human nature is human nature, it stands to reason that some people who choose this lifestyle may be dishonest. Sad but true.

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Old 28-01-2011, 16:30   #3
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Old 28-01-2011, 16:37   #4
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"by far the majority of the thefts that occur against cruisers are commited by cruisers themselves!"
I wouldn't say "Cruisers" but ask around at any large maria. You'll find stuff gets lifted quite often!
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Would not say it does not happen, but I think if you took the issue to a paranoid level you might just attract the attention you are trying to avoid!
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