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Old 11-07-2011, 05:42 AM
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No, not a boat to carry bait, but a nice easy to trailer boat for thieves to steal, set in up in south florida.

what would be the best size?
and where would you park it? vacant lot?
any nominations for best Florida city to start this experiment?

thieves would have to have a car/truck with a hitch tho
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:46 AM
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This show would do awesome! Cruise the threads on this forum using the search word "stolen" -- you find out where people steal boats from.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:57 AM
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Since the tv show is Fake ...What good would it be ?
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:05 AM
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In spite of what most in S. Florida think, boat theft is much more isolated than auto theft and the amount hours of wait required to get a hit would probably be prohibitive. To me, get prints off of recovered boats and put surveillance on the suspects during their most active times would probably be much more effective.
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I believe that most boat thieves "case" boats for days, or weeks, before taking them. I think that the crooks usually steal a tow vehicle first, then go after the boat.
The cops could have to camp out for quite some time before anything happens.
If you park a boat in a "bad" neighborhood, you're just going to get the "hood rat" scumbags, and not the professional boat thief.
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[quote=Cracker;4137229]In spite of what most in S. Florida think, boat theft is much more isolated than auto theft and the amount hours of wait required to get a hit would probably be prohibitive. quote]

Agreed.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:58 AM
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Yeah, as stated above, they'll supply their own stolen tow vehicle.

Put it someplace between Cutler Bay and Pinecrest.

Its been the opinion of some that the boat theives actually may follow you home from the ramps. Think "models on a runway". They probably solicit the ramps and take their pick. You don't want to go through all the hassel of stealing a boat that doesn't run, right?

If you want to "donate" a Fountain or Yellowfin for the show you can slide it over to me and I'll gladly take it out (for the show of course) about 2-3 times a week and park it in my drive. Can you chip in for the gas? (non-Ethanol, right?)
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:42 AM
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I know this is all theoretical, but what about a bait boat with a GPS sensor, when it moves, the cops can then close in/chase, rather then have them sit around for days in hopes of a hit. Just leave the boat there for weeks/months.
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