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    Stollen Parts, be on the lookout!

    My 2000 DCB Mach 26 was stolen from Dave’s Custom Boats around 9pm on 8/22/02 The boat was spotted headed west on the 8 freeway and being towed by late model black or burgandy Chevy/GMC Extra Cab Truck. The same truck was spotted on the 15 freeway on 8/23/02 around 6pm with my TCM Quad rotor motor in the bed. The boat was recovered 8/23/02 at about 10pm in the Lake Elsinore/Perris/Temecula area, completely stripped. I want desperately to find these guys and bring them to justice. If you see any of the following boat parts coming through your shop please contact me. A $1,000 reward is offered for tips leading to thier arrest and conviction. Note: it is suspected the same guys have stolen (2) Teague 1000 motors out of a 36’ eliminator Daytona the week before. A $ 10,000 reward is offered in that case. a possible $11,000 reward here.

    Thank you in advance,

    Charley Guest
    (714)547-8243 office
    [email protected]

    (1) TeagueCustomMarine 509 / Merlin Block serial # TCM509846
    (1) Bravo XR Drive serial # OM110725
    (1) Whipple Quad Rotor Supercharger polished
    (1) Whipple cupernickel inter-cooler polished
    (2) Demon 1000 CFM carbs
    (2) CMI exhaust polished
    (1) TCM remote oil cooler
    (1) TCM stainless sea strainer
    (2) Brodix BBX-2 aluminum Heads
    (1) IMCO electronic fuel switcher/ super fuel valve
    (1) Bravo 4 blade 32” lab finished prop
    (1) Bravo 4 blade 36” lab finished prop
    (this prop is possibly still in the sealed box w/ fed ex sticker on it)
    (1) WPM dual ram hydraulic steering package
    (1) WPM complete Hydraulic steering to the helm unit
    (1) In control shifter unit
    (1) In control Gas foot-pedal
    (1) In control Trim foot pedal
    (2) Dana Swinmsteps - puter finish
    (1) Gaffrig white faced monster 120 MPH speedo possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) Gaffrig white faced monster 8000 RPM Tach possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) Gaffrig white faced fuel pressure guage possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) Gaffrig white faced oil temp guage possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) Gaffrig white faced oil pressure guage possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) Gaffrig white faced voltage guage possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) Gaffrig white faced boost pressure guage possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) Gaffrig white faced fuel guage possibly w/ puter bezel
    (1) White faced blue water trim indicator
    (1) Complete Mach 26 interior

    (1) Mattco compression tester
    (1) Sony CD player CDX-C series w/ remote 10 disc changer(red)
    (1) rockford fosgate punch 400 amplifier
    (2) Babb 10” speakers
    (2) Babb 6” x 9” speakers
    (1) Diamond plate tool box
    (2) Custom Diamond plate boxes
    (1) Garmin E-Trex GPS “yellow”
    (2) Black Neopreme Life Vests
    (2) Infant Life vests
    (4) Misc life adult lifevests

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    Charter Member Charter Member Ted G's Avatar
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    DAMN, these guys are pretty damn good, seems like they could make money the honest way. That is a whole lot of parts in a day. Good luck finding them, maybe they'll be handy fixing the prison tractors
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    speel chekk this fokker! Charter Member puder's Avatar
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    Locust Valley, New York
    that serious bull**** man!!!! if you find that punk ass ***** kick the living snot out him!!!!!!!!

    i was following your posts on the hotboat forum. That really suck Glad to hear you found your hull sorry to hear it was stripped. If anything shows up on the east coast we always have the jersey boys to kick some ass and the BAT is out here somewhere!!!

    best of luck recovering your stuff
    Pardon me, while I whip this out!

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    Gold Member Gold Member Iggy's Avatar
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    That sucks!!!

    Glad your "hull" was found. Hopefully it wasn't damaged and she can be rebuilt.
    Was the trailer there too?

    We'll keep a lookout.

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    Chevy-Harley fan Charter Member gmhdfan's Avatar
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    Orlando, Fl. USA
    Hope you had ins. What about Dave's custom boats, do they have ins.?

    Now you know how us Harley owners feel only the parts aren't identifiable as your stuff. Good LUCK. How did they get in to get the boat. I would interagate everyone that works there or has recently worked there. It's usally someone that knows when and how to get in there. Seems like you have some good clues to work with. Don't be afraid to offer money to someone for info. It's funny how fast these scumbags will sell someone out for a little money. The pissed off girlfreind seems to always have the most to say, even for free!! This is how most "good police work" is settled. The scary part is if you FIND who did, you will not be happy with what the judicial system will do to them. I am a firm beleiver if you want something done RIGHT you have to do it yourself. I still bet someone at Dave's knows more than they are saying. It's funny how when stuff like this happens it's a smaller world than you think. Most of these moroons are too dumb to keep their mouths shut and brag to someone about it. I am sure you know or know someone that hangs out with the bad guys. Ask them to ask around. Keep an eye on e-bay some of these guys are REAL dumb, thats why they call it DOPE!

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
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    A while back (seems like before your mentioned date of loss) I saw a motor on ebay that sounds just like yours. The description was okay but not complete, as some of the stuff said did not jive exactly with the motor...

    Like I said, though, it was more than a couple of weeks ago.
    I see London, I see France...

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    The boat was found with the trailer, but of course the 4 nice, low profile tires had been taken and replaced with crap tires and 1-2 lug nuts each...

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    Registered traviss's Avatar
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    On the river
    I am very sorry to hear about this misfortune Charley. I have to say your are dealing with this very well.. If it was me I would still be stuck in the fetal postion balling my eyes out.. It is really deprssing that people would do this.. I see most of the thefts our out west.. once people reliaze how much money people have tied up into their boats I am afraid theft if going to be big problem all over the US.. i guess these people just don't realize the work and pride we put into these boats. Your boat is a very impressive rig and again I am sorry to hear about it..


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