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Dingy Thefts on the rise #137260
08/06/2017 06:29 PM
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jmon Offline OP
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This subject comes up periodically on this board so here is yet another reminder to secure your dingy. Many charter companies may not insure the dingy and even if they do, you are going to lose a day or two getting a new one.

http://www.bviplatinum.com/news.php?articleId=27567


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Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: jmon] #137261
08/06/2017 09:02 PM
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Note the locations for the thefts--Road Town and Cane Garden Bay. Not a problem for my itinerary.


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Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: DEL] #137262
08/07/2017 07:02 AM
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I'm surprised Trellis Bay was not mention as too.


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Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: warren460] #137263
08/07/2017 11:15 AM
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Just the normal "I need money/gas for Festival" stupidness. Repeats Christmas.

Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: casailor53] #137264
08/07/2017 11:37 AM
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Lost a dingy in the Bight a couple of years ago. Good thing it was our last night. My wife and I were spending a couple of days land based before going home so we went through the process of filing a police report and all of that. No one seemed to care. Including the charter company. Lost our deposit though.

Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: casailor53] #137265
08/07/2017 11:39 AM
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The cat we just chartered had its dingy stolen the week before from Cane Garden Bay. The police called the boat cell phone while we were on the boat and advised the dingy was recovered from where else but, Smugglers Cove



Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: MOParrothead] #137266
08/07/2017 11:50 AM
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Thing is, even when caught the thieves don't get punished. A couple years ago a kid was caught with a string of 4 stolen dinghies. His 3rd arrest for dinghy theft and released with only an admonishment from the judge to "get your life straight."


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. - Mark Twain
Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: GlennA] #137267
08/07/2017 01:51 PM
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GlennA said:
Thing is, even when caught the thieves don't get punished. A couple years ago a kid was caught with a string of 4 stolen dinghies. His 3rd arrest for dinghy theft and released with only an admonishment from the judge to "get your life straight."

The list of possible last names for him is not very long.


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Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: GlennA] #137268
08/07/2017 02:09 PM
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GlennA said:
Thing is, even when caught the thieves don't get punished. A couple years ago a kid was caught with a string of 4 stolen dinghies. His 3rd arrest for dinghy theft and released with only an admonishment from the judge to "get your life straight."


I am surprised on a crime against tourists the judge was so harsh!

Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: GeorgeC1] #137269
08/07/2017 07:44 PM
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I asked for a lock and cable for the dingy and the charter company I used said no need as "no one wants our motors". I think next time I bring my own cable and lock. Just feel safer and sleep better.

Dave


Dave
Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: DaveF] #137270
08/09/2017 05:43 AM
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DaveF said:
I asked for a lock and cable for the dingy and the charter company I used said no need as "no one wants our motors". I think next time I bring my own cable and lock. Just feel safer and sleep better.



Dave


Maybe next time you should bring your own motor too!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/drown.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Dingy Thefts on the rise [Re: jmon] #137271
08/09/2017 06:25 AM
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I guess that there is no need for that particular charter company to hold you responsible either.


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