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Old 03-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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I haven't seen it posted yet but The Fishing Jet ski that Dave had displayed was stolen on the way home. The message below was sent out by RISAA. I'll try and get a photo posted shortly



Please let your friends know and pass the word.
Sea-Doo Dave was an exhibitor in our show (Dave Waters), and his new
idea of saltwater fishing from a jet ski had a lot of people talking
this weekend. Unfortunately his jet ski was stolen on the way home last
night. See his note below. Please forward to your friends to help get
the word out.

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Had a great time at the show. Unfortunately afterwards on my drive back
to Connecticut I was having issues with one of the bearings on my
trailer. I pulled over and luckily there was a Wal-Mart right near the
exit. I moved the ski off the side of the road and I went inside to buy
what I needed, and in less then 45 minutes came back to the spot and my
jet ski and trailer were gone. I figured maybe a tow truck already got
it but the state police said they would have already known about it.
They believe it has been stolen and have already notified all local as
well as police in Connecticut. I am e-mailing you because I know there
are many members in RISAA and I figured if I get the word out maybe a
member may come across my Sea-doo sometime, it sticks out like a sore
thumb because of how it's rigged for fishing of course. If you can put
this out I would greatly appreciate it. If anyone sees the jet ski,
please call the Hope Valley Police Barracks at 401-444-1068.

Thanks,
David Waters
www.seadoodave.com
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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Here is a picture of the jet ski. Hopefully it posts.

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...psf3f22efc.jpg
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Off of Dave's website. Good luck, hope you see it soon!
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This is just beyond sick. These dirtball people out there. I hope they get caught.

I met Dave at the show and really enjoyed speaking with him. A very nice young man with a passion for his Sea Doo and fishing.
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People suck! Saw Dave's SeaDoo yesterday at the show and it makes me sick that it's been stolen.
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Damn thieves, but if you leave that rig unattended on the side of the road it's saying take me!
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I heard about this, unbelievable...

Not surprising, though. Back in the 90's when I used to ride, my brother and I lost a bearing on our jet ski trailer. We were towing with a pickup, and our gut instinct told us to throw the skis in the bed of the truck. Lucky we did, because when we came back later in the day to fix it somebody had already stolen it.
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Thanks for posting everyone. I'm still in shock how it all happened...it feels like I've been kicked after I'm down. I've already contacted all the local tow places and they assured me they would only tow if requested by the state police. I'm confused how someone was able to tow it away...the castle nut was messed up and I pulled out a broken cotter pin. Whoever stole my Sea-Doo has to be an idiot because it sticks out, plus they would have to get a new key made at a Sea-Doo dealer which not only you have to prove you own it, but I have called every dealer in the area so they know ahead of time what to look for.

My insurance unfortunately seems to not cover this odd situation. I saved up money durning my deployment to pay this off, although I'm upset about how much I've put in, the fact that when I came back home in Dec I got suprised by bunch of friends and good people with the whole new stainless rod holder setup as a home coming gift and now its just gone makes me upset more then anything else.

Thanks again for your support everyone. Ill keep everyone updated.
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Guys, just in case you missed it here is a pretty good thread about Dave's SeaDoo.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...-doo-dave.html
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Thanks for posting everyone. I'm still in shock how it all happened...it feels like I've been kicked after I'm down. I've already contacted all the local tow places and they assured me they would only tow if requested by the state police. I'm confused how someone was able to tow it away...the castle nut was messed up and I pulled out a broken cotter pin. Whoever stole my Sea-Doo has to be an idiot because it sticks out, plus they would have to get a new key made at a Sea-Doo dealer which not only you have to prove you own it, but I have called every dealer in the area so they know ahead of time what to look for.

My insurance unfortunately seems to not cover this odd situation. I saved up money durning my deployment to pay this off, although I'm upset about how much I've put in, the fact that when I came back home in Dec I got suprised by bunch of friends and good people with the whole new stainless rod holder setup as a home coming gift and now its just gone makes me upset more then anything else.

Thanks again for your support everyone. Ill keep everyone updated.
Insurance companies get away with murder. Im not supprised they wont cover it. They are in the business of collecting premium and then looking for reasons not to cover you.
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Thanks for posting everyone. I'm still in shock how it all happened...it feels like I've been kicked after I'm down. I've already contacted all the local tow places and they assured me they would only tow if requested by the state police. I'm confused how someone was able to tow it away...the castle nut was messed up and I pulled out a broken cotter pin. Whoever stole my Sea-Doo has to be an idiot because it sticks out, plus they would have to get a new key made at a Sea-Doo dealer which not only you have to prove you own it, but I have called every dealer in the area so they know ahead of time what to look for.

My insurance unfortunately seems to not cover this odd situation. I saved up money durning my deployment to pay this off, although I'm upset about how much I've put in, the fact that when I came back home in Dec I got suprised by bunch of friends and good people with the whole new stainless rod holder setup as a home coming gift and now its just gone makes me upset more then anything else.

Thanks again for your support everyone. Ill keep everyone updated.
Talk with State Police...if you were on I-95 there are cameras......they save the footage for things like this....I would ask them to review the 45 min you were away....

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Absolute bull shit. There is no way that thing will go unnoticed. I would put a reward up on Craigslist for it. Also keep an eye on Craigslist for the parts.

I'm sick for you man.

Where in RI was it last seen?
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Talk with State Police...if you were on I-95 there are cameras......they save the footage for things like this....I would ask them to review the 45 min you were away....

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If you haven't done so already; go and file a police report with the local police district that this happend. Then hit the CT Sate police next... The cameras are the best evidence you can get!!! Good luck with this situation Dave.
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If you haven't done so already; go and file a police report with the local police district that this happend. Then hit the CT Sate police next... The cameras are the best evidence you can get!!! Good luck with this situation Dave.

The police could very well find this as he knows the exact time. Not many cars traveling with jetskis this time around........big questions was where on i-95 was he?
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Absolute bull shit. There is no way that thing will go unnoticed. I would put a reward up on Craigslist for it. Also keep an eye on Craigslist for the parts.

I'm sick for you man.

Where in RI was it last seen?
On I-95 south...right after exit 7 its the first on ramp you see on the right. The area off the road next to where that on-ramp merges onto the freeway is where I left it. It was just starting to get dark...around 6:45pm.
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Under what pretense is your insurance agent denying this, and by all means, tell us who insures you. I'm sure plenty of us would love to pepper their Facebook and twitter pages/accounts for you. You'd be surprised by how quickly something like this could go viral. PM me with your details and I'll be happy to get the ball rolling.
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That really sucks Dave, sorry to hear it - hope you get your ride back (and whoever took it gets some karmic pay******.
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The sooner our criminal justice system wakes the F up, the better off we will all be. I hate to see this crap. Sorry to hear.
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That's a lousy break. Given that you were off the highway, probably a local hauled it off.
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Although the Sea-doo hasn't turned up yet, to my surprise I got a call from the local channel 10 news yesterday wanting to do a story on this situation. I'm meeting with them this afternoon. As of this morning they still seemed very interested in doing a story so it looks like it will be put out to even more people.

Thanks again for everyone's support and keeping a eye out. I can't help to think that my Sea-doo is probably the most hunted down personal watercraft in New England right now, haha.
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