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Old 21-02-2020, 03:06   #1
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Stolen dingy in Fuertaventura!

Last night our good friends, a family of 5 from Germany, who have cruised their 30 cat Momo, from Greece to port Gran Tarajal, over the past 9 months..were relieved of their coveted dingy...
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Dammit!!!
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Old 21-02-2020, 03:38   #2
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Re: Stolen dingy in Fuertaventura!

all our sympathy...hope that it was covered by insurance and the loss did not cause too much inconvenience

however gota say the above pic suggests they really needed a bigger dinghy anyway...

cheers,
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Well...there’s that. Yes
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Old 21-02-2020, 10:45   #4
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all our sympathy...hope that it was covered by insurance and the loss did not cause too much inconvenience

however gota say the above pic suggests they really needed a bigger dinghy anyway...

cheers,
Agreed. A family of 5 really shouldn't be running around in a (2+1) dinghy
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Old 22-02-2020, 09:20   #5
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Re: Stolen dingy in Fuertaventura!

A bunch of thieves over there, mine was stolen in Lanzarote, how inconvenience than anything else.....apart from expense as it confines you to marinas. Hope it is found ok
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Old 22-02-2020, 12:25   #6
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Re: Stolen dingy in Fuertaventura!

making it difficult to steal a dingy is a good thing. Even in 1981 when I was Chartering in St Thomas we used wire and pad lock. Maybe no one actually stole the dinghy, but being distracted at the bar by a gorgeous lady, mates disappearing to the yacht, and the only ways of getting back to the boat was swimming or "borrowing" someones dinghy perhaps was not such a serious moral problem.
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Old 22-02-2020, 13:19   #7
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Thieves are all over the world. Opportunists. It takes but a moment of negligence on our part ... and it is gone.
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Re: Stolen dingy in Fuertaventura!

We had a dinghy "borrowed" and set adrift somewhere where it was about 1.5 mi. back to the marina by land. Fortunately, we were with friends, and they gave us a ride back to the marina, and the next morning, helped us find the dinghy.

We have also had a visiting dinghy tied up to us poorly, that went walkabout while we were all below having a chat.

And then there was the time they stole a brand new dinghy off the stern of our boat, and set it alight. We found the remains, and eventually got new tubes. It is extremely inconvenient to have one's dinghy stolen: one has to go into marinas, and find something that will do for you for a dinghy. Often no spare ones around. I certainly felt quite angry about it. An approximately $5,000 hit, way back when that was more money than now, dinghy repair, plus outboard motor.

I hope your friends get their dinghy back. Sometimes, it is better to say it went missing, rather than was stolen. Ours was found with the hypalon burned up after I put an ad in the paper saying it had been stolen. The policeman said they probably burned it to destroy DNA evidence.
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Jim, burning someone’s dingy... well, that is just pure evilness. I have a 13 foot 2 seater kayak. Works in Mexico. But it wouldn’t work in long commutes or extended sight seeing. I also bought an old beat up Porta-bote.
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