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Stolen Laser kit this weekend

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Topic: Stolen Laser kit this weekend
Posted By: Sarah B
Subject: Stolen Laser kit this weekend
Date Posted: 29 Aug 05 at 9:17am

On Friday night I had ALL my Laser & sailing kit stolen from my car in Hartlepool just before the Qualifier.

I am in the process of sorting out the insurance claim, but if anyone sees any of the following kit for sale - don't touch it, report it to the police, or send me a message:

Radial sail: GBR 165223 rolled around a pole in red Radial bag with the sail no on. Sail was stamped at Hyeres & the Europeans this year.

Centreboard & rudder (stamped with Europeans 2005) in Rooster foil bag with the sail no. on

My entire toolkit was nicked; epoxy, rivets, spares etc etc (I don't expect to see any of this again) but it was in a clear box with a Belgacom sticker on & my sail number. Also a small clear plastic box with gel coat resin, catalyst & roll of jap tape.

My sailing bag - black with red handles (Westways sails mark) with some Queensport hikers (bit knackered), Gill yellow buoyancy aid, Gill grey spray top, Xtremity boots, Aigle boots & also a big clear plastic box full of thermals (Helly Hansen), rash vests, bikinis, sox etc.

I really don't expect to see any of this again but it was such a massive clear out, including my sleeping bag & posh comfy roll mat, though they left behind my old spars, old sail & car radio.

You might ask why was all this kit in my car - it was all covered up by a sheet so unless you knew what you were stealing you wouldn't have taken all this stuff.

Incidentally I managed to borrow foils, a sail & clothes to race (badly) in on Saturday, so the 800 mile round trip wasn't totally wasted.

Keep your eyes peeled and thanks for your help.

 



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Posted By: spiderg
Date Posted: 29 Aug 05 at 12:01pm

Sorry to hear this Sarah.  It's rotten especially as it's all stamped etc and nobody will dare use it.  What a pointless thing to do.  Our car was opened last week but they left everything.  On saying that, Cliff Richard Cds aren't too healthy for anyone's ears, that's why my other half is allowed to keep them in the car, they're better than a guard dog.

Hope you get sorted out quickly.



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Posted By: KnightMare
Date Posted: 29 Aug 05 at 12:46pm
Yeah i feel sorry for you especialyt before the qualifiers. We had our car broken into when it was behind locked gates and attatched to the caravan we were sleeping in  neways they only stole my sis's keys her watch and a multimeter

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Posted By: Jon Emmett
Date Posted: 29 Aug 05 at 3:15pm

Sarah it would be worth putting something on www.stolenboats.org.uk



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Posted By: Sarah B
Date Posted: 29 Aug 05 at 6:08pm

Thanks Jon, good idea. I have informed the insurance company and they will notify the stolenboats website.



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Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 30 Aug 05 at 11:55am
I saw something on BBC news about 5 rnli boats coming to the hartlepool & tees qualifier?

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Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 30 Aug 05 at 2:04pm

Bummer ... I'd be checking on eBay if I were you.

String the buggers up if you catch 'em



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Posted By: Noble Marine
Date Posted: 31 Aug 05 at 2:48pm
Originally posted by Jon Emmett

Sarah it would be worth putting something on www.stolenboats.org.uk

The theft has been added to http://www.stolenboats.org.uk - StolenBoats.org.uk .



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Posted By: Iain C
Date Posted: 02 Sep 05 at 3:46pm
That is a real arse.  Sometimes you hear of toolboxes or wetsuits/lifejackets going missing and you assume it's some scumbag who's nicked someone's jetski and needs to kit to go out in.  But the fact it's proper boat bits sucks.  Hope you find it...

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Sabre 27 "Summer Girl"
Foiling Moth GBR4093 "Beermoth"
1965 Flying 15 K797 "Braveheart"
Fireball GBR14110


Posted By: Sarah B
Date Posted: 02 Sep 05 at 10:38pm

Thanks for all your messages.

Boat insurance has been fab, so aside from my tool kit which I can't claim for I have a new sail & foils and new sailing clobber so at least I can get on the water at last.

The car insurance is more pants as they wanted to write off the car as the windows were going to cost so much. So I am going to have to fork out for 3 new windows.

Hopefully however I will still be able to travel to events soon.

 



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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.


Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 02 Sep 05 at 11:57pm
Originally posted by Sarah B

Thanks for all your messages.

Boat insurance has been fab, so aside from my tool kit which I can't claim for I have a new sail & foils and new sailing clobber so at least I can get on the water at last.

The car insurance is more pants as they wanted to write off the car as the windows were going to cost so much. So I am going to have to fork out for 3 new windows.

Hopefully however I will still be able to travel to events soon.

 

 

Sarah,

I am trying to get hold of a mate who runs an insurance brokers to check up on the rules about Glass cover (I assume you were Third pty fire and theft). 

 

There may be a other avenues for you to explore before you pay out for the glass.

I'll hopefully know an answer by the end of the weekend

 



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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 03 Sep 05 at 9:02am
Mate sais that if you have glass cover; ALL glass is covered; this will be costing the insurance 60 quid per pane (approx) and so you might be able to negotiate.

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F16 GBR 553 - Hungry Monster - For sale
Wanna learn to Ski - PM me..
I also talk sport http://www.letshaveachat.com - here



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