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STOLEN BOAT - Eden Prairie, MN


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Stolen Wednesday, August 8th, 2010 Navigator 175 Sport. If seen or have any details please call the EP police department at 952 949 6200 or email officer John Andrews at [email protected]

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I really hate people. Hope they get caught in time for the boat to be recovered. I can't imagine my boat being stolen. I'll keep my eyes open.

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Sorry to hear Wes. Hope it gets returned, undamaged, and the crooks get.... what is coming to them...

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How completely sad and demoralizing. Hoping for the best and I'll keep my eyes open as well. Good luck.

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How did they steal it? Look like you have a detachable tounge on the trailer.... I only ask because I store mine outside too

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It was only a swing toungue, not completely detachable. But it wouldn't have taken too much to make it fully detachable. But 20/20 hindsight now. they had this planned as they needed the equipment to get it road ready. theft proof vs. keeping honest people honest I guess and nothing is theft proof. these were just dishonest people/person.

It didn't really sink in until talking to insurance today on what I really lost. What a mess!!

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Having a boat stolen, like the one in your picture, must really make a guy feel sick. I hope your boat is recovered quickly. That ranks right up there with horse stealing in the olden days. Horse stealers were hung where ever they were found, back then. Are there any scratches or marks of any kind that will make the I.D. easy? Note to other boat owners, engrave your name or some other I.D. in a hard to see place. serial no. can be taken off.

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Keep an eye out on the list that starts with c r a i g s for stolen items sold individually.

Would you mind listing some things that you could personally identify in the event others see them somewhere? Like lifejackets? Rods? GPS, etc.

We had our tackle stolen the night before fishing opener one year and as you can imagine its next to impossible to recover because there are thousands of those lures out there. A bunch of stuff showed up at a pawn shop and the cop asked if there was anything we could identify. Well, my dad had bought one of those stupid sound emitting crankbaits and it was in the batch. So they caught the guy.

Hope it works out for you, really sucks because thats a beautiful boat.

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Are there any scratches or marks of any kind that will make the I.D. easy?

So many ways for me to positively ID it without the stickers or serial number.

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We had our boat stolen about 8 years ago.... It eventually did turn up in a random parking lot in the metro area. It was totally stripped. Motor, seats, radio, electrical was all ripped apart. Anything that was steel or had little value was taken.

We did repair the boat and got a new motor for it. In fact we still have the boat. Insurance didn't exactly replace everything. It basically replaced the motor but not much else.

Include all rods, reels, gps' tackle, in your insurance claim. Good Luck! I feel your pain.

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Another reason to check with your insurance agent to review your boat policy to make sure your graphs/trolling motors/rods and lures are covered also

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Also wouldn't be a bad idea to take pictures of not only the boat (which you obviously had), but all your gear. Lay it out, snap a few pics, and throw them in a file on the computer or on a disk.

What types of security was in place? typical padlock on the hitch?

Another thing people can do, if they are really worried is to put some sort of a boot or locking device on the wheel. May slow them down a little.

Or low-jack the boat.

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Another thing people can do, if they are really worried is to put some sort of a boot or locking device on the wheel. May slow them down a little.

Or low-jack the boat.

When our boat was stolen it had a padlock in it. When the boat was found it still had the padlock on it untouched. When they stole it they must have had some sort of hydraulic clamp then when around the tounge

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Another thing people can do, if they are really worried is to put some sort of a boot or locking device on the wheel. May slow them down a little.

Or low-jack the boat.

When our boat was stolen it had a padlock on it. When the boat was found it still had the padlock on it untouched. When they stole it they must have had some sort of hydraulic clamp that went around the tounge to tow it.

We now use a wheel lock/boot type thing.

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