Just got a phone call I didn't want.
Posted January 09 2010 - 09:15 AM
A few days ago I got done detailing the boat from inside and out, so I figured let's get the motor checked out while my mechanic's slow and it will be cheaper on me. Well I dropped it off yesterday afternoon when the snow slowed down, I left the cover on so it wouldn't get filled with snow. The one thing I asked was that he leaves it in the shop overnight. Apparently he didn't listen. I got a call from him a couple mins ago saying when he pulled in to his shop this morning he noticed my cover had blown off. He went over there to fix it and noticed my fishfinder was missing. So I gotta leave in a min when he gets back.
The thing that gets me the most is I didn't even lock any of the latches because I thought my boat was staying inside, So where's all my tackle and rods if my fishfinder is missing.
The only thing is killing me I should have known better to leave my stuff in it especially unlocked.
Talk to you guys in a little.
Posted January 09 2010 - 09:19 AM
Posted January 09 2010 - 09:23 AM
Posted January 09 2010 - 09:50 AM
Posted January 09 2010 - 10:00 AM
Thieves suck. Did your mechanic agree to store it inside when you asked him to?
If he agreed to and didn't put it inside doesn't he have to take responsibility? That sucks man, thats why I always take pretty much anything of value out of my boat since I can't store it in my garage.
Posted January 09 2010 - 10:10 AM
Hope he's not in that situation!!!
Posted January 09 2010 - 10:15 AM
Posted January 09 2010 - 12:10 PM
Posted January 09 2010 - 12:23 PM
Make a small, specific mark on your stuff. Make the mark "in plain sight." Rods, reels, boxes, electronics, etc. Nothing big, just make sure it's the SAME mark on all your stuff. Why?? Most of your gear has no serial numbers. If you have to report it to the police, you tell them about the mark. If you find the item say, on someones boat, or mixed in with their gear, you can tell the cop, "That's mine..see that mark? If you show the cop the SAME mark on all your gear, 99% chance you'll get it back, and maybe the S.Bag gets pinched.
Posted January 09 2010 - 03:48 PM
Was the boat left inside a fenced in compound?
Posted January 09 2010 - 04:49 PM
LM bass 7.0lbs
Peacock bass 3.3 lbs
Posted January 09 2010 - 05:08 PM
2 tackle storage boxes, my storage lid (where my batteries and fuel tank are.) and my glovebox.
They got all my rods but 3. (they were home)
I got a new self inflating life vest when they went on sale at Cabela's at the end of the season. Never had one before, I always wanted one. I guess I can say now that I had one and like it. ;D
They even took my JJ's Magic >
I didn't have everything in the boat at the time so my 2 back storage boxes were empty (besides my life vest).
But that's pretty much it from what I can tell. My mechanic is pretty good guy, he helps you out when he can and his rates are always good. He does have a fenced in area with camera's so he let me see how they ( 2 of them) jumped the fence and what they did. On tape it was all of about a min. they were in and out. One guy was in the boat the other was a look out. I seen him yanking on my rods to get them out and I think he broke one of them. That hurt >
My mechanic is calling his insurance company about it on Monday and help if he can. But I know I'm screwed because he has a sign hanging up " Not Responsible for lost or stolen items." He's being sympathetic about it though, he didn't even charge me for looking over the boat until we get everything straightened out. I'm going to try and see if my insurance will cover it.
He did agree to store it inside, as he always does to all of my boat's I had there. But he left early and he forgot to tell the other guy to put it back in. So it was a simple mistake that turned into me being screwed.
I USALLY never have anything in the boat, but this time I left in a hurry to beat the snow and I just forgot. I don't know I guess I'll see on Monday.
As of right now though I'm out 11 rods, my vest and my JJ's
Thanks for the support guys, I'll be back on it a little bit. I just wanted to come on here and give an update. I'm going down to go through the boat and cleaning it all back up again. I was so mad when I got home I backed it back in and closed the door.
Posted January 09 2010 - 09:42 PM
I bought myself an inflatable vest last year. It's not new, but it's yours if you want it. Let me know.
Posted January 09 2010 - 11:15 PM
Check with your homeowners or boat insurance on your loss.