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Old 11-05-2008, 05:15 PM
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unreal..we will be on the look out. you cant hide that boat.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions, calls, etc. The owner of the storage yard has one day that may be of interest on the video tapes, but we are still waiting to hear from a detective to review the tape. I got a call this afternoon from a board member who saw the boat October 28th (a week ago which means the boat was stolen within 3 days of my moving it to the storage yard). It was on the trailer on the side of I-595W where it merges with 75N Alligator Alley underneath an overpass before you hit the tolls for Alligator Alley. He told me that the boat definately had no drives and appeared to also be missing both motors from what he could see at 70mph. He commented that he couldn't believe someone would leave a new boat unattended to at the side of the road. I immediately drove there this afternoon, but as expected the boat was gone. I contacted Florida Highway Patrol and they did not tow it, and neither did FDOT. I'll be contacting towing companies tomorrow (although they technically should be on file with the FHP if they towed it). I also stopped and handed out fliers to road workers excavating part of the road. Unfortunately no luck - it appears that it was abandoned under the bridge and the hull and trailer was picked up by someone else. Please continue to keep your eyes open because it appears to me that the hull and trailer may very well still be nearby, and are not in a shipping container or docked in Bimini. Also, the motors are Mercury Racing 525's OM901148 and OM901151. Drives are ITS shorties.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions, calls, etc. The owner of the storage yard has one day that may be of interest on the video tapes, but we are still waiting to hear from a detective to review the tape. I got a call this afternoon from a board member who saw the boat October 28th (a week ago which means the boat was stolen within 3 days of my moving it to the storage yard). It was on the trailer on the side of I-595W where it merges with 75N Alligator Alley underneath an overpass before you hit the tolls for Alligator Alley. He told me that the boat definately had no drives and appeared to also be missing both motors from what he could see at 70mph. He commented that he couldn't believe someone would leave a new boat unattended to at the side of the road. I immediately drove there this afternoon, but as expected the boat was gone. I contacted Florida Highway Patrol and they did not tow it, and neither did FDOT. I'll be contacting towing companies tomorrow (although they technically should be on file with the FHP if they towed it). I also stopped and handed out fliers to road workers excavating part of the road. Unfortunately no luck - it appears that it was abandoned under the bridge and the hull and trailer was picked up by someone else. Please continue to keep your eyes open because it appears to me that the hull and trailer may very well still be nearby, and are not in a shipping container or docked in Bimini. Also, the motors are Mercury Racing 525's OM901148 and OM901151. Drives are ITS shorties.

Could the Department of Highways have a video of the boat at alligator Alley before or at the Toll. also check with them and see if they have any camera on the Highway. You have a date for them to be able to check it out.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:00 PM
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wow. thats a beautiful boat, hope you get it back....
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Could the Department of Highways have a video of the boat at alligator Alley before or at the Toll. also check with them and see if they have any camera on the Highway. You have a date for them to be able to check it out.
That is almost definitely why they dumped it there............Before the tollbooth
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That is almost definitely why they dumped it there............Before the tollbooth


Maybe there are other camera's some where on the Highway. The boat had to go some where.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:13 PM
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nice looking boat... even if I'm far, I'll keep an eye open, we never know!

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:49 PM
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Come on Florida boys, keep your eyes open, I believe this was the last 33 built by PowerPlay and that makes her kinda special.

Jromy, We all missed running with you on the Long Island Sound this summer, hope you get her back soon.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:32 AM
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Mike (The Donz), I can't thank you enough for getting ahold of me tonight and spotting the boat. I'll post more tomorrow, but boat (hull) is back in amazingly good shape. I am extremely happy to have it back. Motors, drives, and tabs are gone from the boat (extremely cleanly removed) and from all appearances are ready to bolt right into place on another boat. If anyone knows of a blank hull that suddenly appears in the next couple days with 525's and ITS, we'll have the next piece of the puzzle. Witnesses report a grey diesel truck, white male with a ballcap leaving the boat in Palmetto Bay- Old Cutler and 168th Street in an empty field next to Starbucks. Police pulled numerous prints off the boat - hopefully we have a hit. Thanks again to everyone that has contacted me. I am almost as in much shock right now to have the boat back as I was to have it disappear!!
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