Wasn't sure which forum to put this in...
So my dinghy
was stolen this afternoon (around 3 pm). I live in the Garrison Bight Mooring
Where: I was parked in the mangroves behind the Denny's on Roosevelt.
When: Local witnesses put the theft at around 3 pm that afternoon. The person couldn't get the motor
started and I had unbalanced oars (they're for an emergency
and different lengths so hard to get to work
unless you know what your doing) so he stood out.
Who: It was a male of dark complexion. Unknown to the witnesses, some of who live in the mooring
field (so not one of the other boaties).
What: My dinghy
was an older West Marine Classic
It had a 2017 Tohatsu 3.5 four stroke on the back. I had just purchased a yellow pelican case as a waterproof toolbox and a small anchore. There are 2 blue lines (one tie to the bow, one to the stern) as well as a large black line tied to the bow. The words "Wiki Wiki" are on the transome - black decals. I don't have the FL registration
numbers because the paperwork is on the mothership that I can't get to. The starboard side registration
plate broke off but the port side is still on the boat
and registration is good until 2020.
I'm thinking it will end up somewhere around Stock Island (just a guess).
Shout out to the guys at Parrot Key jet ski rental. 1) They saw the guy and suspected something. 2) They made some quick phone
calls when I inquired with them (since they are on that channel all day). 3) One of the guys took me around on the Jetski to see if we could find the dinghy in the mooring fields and small island around Key West
Harbor. Not a moment of hesitation, just boaties helping boaties. Awesome guys.
Don't expect much but figured maybe someone will see something and I'll get lucky or find the guy.