Thieves in Coombs steal Yama kicker

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade / Wanted Forum' started by Redfisher, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Redfisher

    Redfisher Active Member

    Just discovered today that thieves made off with my Yamaha 9.9 kicker (2006) and my Lowrance 5" sounder from my boat. I suspect it was on boat show weekend. These guys were organized. If anyone comes across any great deals on something sounding like either info appreciated. Cops figure it will likely end up south island or on the mainland.
  2. Sir Reel

    Sir Reel Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that Steve. Really sucks. Happened to me a few years ago. Definitely knew what they were doing with mine too. It was bolted and locked.
  3. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

    They probably are trying to get money for penis enlargements.
    Sorry Steve. I’ve had cars broken into and it makes me sick to my stomach. I’m always looking for both of those items in the South Island and will keep my ears to the pavement. Pm me if there are any distinguishable features. Those pieces of excrement might be watching this thread. If you are, you dirty thieves, I hope you get a terrible disease.
  4. Unreel

    Unreel Member

    Sux to hear that redfisher. I highly recommend everyone write down and keep the serial numbers off all there motors and electronics and riggers. Had my scotty hp's stolen in the summer and without the serial numbers they pretty much cant do anything if they do recover them.
  5. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    I take pics on my phone of all my serial numbers. I've never had anything stolen but I use them all the time for parts and such. Would come in handy for theft too.
  6. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    My insurance agent told me to do a video of everything in the house and shop. Open every drawer and cabinet. Talk about any special idea and film it. If your ever broken into chances are that you might forget something after the settlement. Also there is more chance they will believe you that your not padding your claim
  7. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    Speaking of downrigger thefts... I spray painted the hinged covers/lids of my downriggers red so they would be hard to sell for a thief. They also match my boat now :)
  8. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

    Let’s see a pic!
  9. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    If I could post an image here I would! Basically I popped off the covers, put some tape over the counter window, and did two coats with gloss red spray paint (it may have been specially designed for plastic - can't remember). It's stayed on just fine for one season and so far seems to be nice and durable. I think it might deter some thieves, especially if it's just a convenient grab at a dock or boatlaunch.
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  10. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

    Well played.
  11. Redfisher

    Redfisher Active Member

    Derby had a couple of his covers done by friends in a very attractive pink with some additional decals. However I notice he no longer has those covers. I might need to borrow them to try to safeguard my downriggers.
  12. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    Yup... got spoofed by a couple of the boys at the store when I got my riggers serviced...carry it as a spare only on the boat now :eek::D
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  13. I love the idea of painting the downriggers pink and I will probably go that route. I had a 9.9 Yamaha taken off my boat in Port Alberni a few years back and am still pissed off.
  14. I know the Scotty locks are only a deterrent, but is anyone using them? What about locks for the kickers?
  15. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    Got them on my riggers.... boats that are moorage around my boat in the marine have had there riggers taken and mine were left alone..i world say they work as a deterrent....
  16. Stosh

    Stosh Well-Known Member

    I posted this a few years ago, and still works well for me. The solar motion activated light is also a great idea. Once you swivel the riggers inboard and lock them together with the Seadog fitting, you could also use a length of chain and lock them to the boat.

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  17. oldsenilegoat

    oldsenilegoat Member

    I got a couple of the McGuard locks for my new kicker after the old one was stolen. Like a wheel lock (need a "key" to lock onto the nut) but with an added feature of a rotating sleeve over the nut, which prevents someone simply clamping onto the nut with vice grips.

    I am sure there are ways around this but it will definitely be a deterrent, and the way it looks to me they will have to bring a grinder to get it off this time.
  18. BigReel

    BigReel Active Member

    I saw this at rpm in port alberni. It locks over your kicker bolts so they cant be turned.

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  19. Redfisher

    Redfisher Active Member

    Another friend in Qualicum lost his kicker 2 months ago. Another 9.9 Yamaha high thrust. Exactly same procedure with bolts removed and everything else cut off. He is busy building fences around his property.
  20. persistent

    persistent Member

    I had the Fulton outboard lock installed when they stole my kicker several years ago. The assholes put a prybar of some type between the the lock and the transom and broke the handles off, then I guess they used vise grips to unscrew the bolts.

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