Like Tree0Likes

4th of July Damage Report

Reply
Old 07-06-2004, 11:10 AM
  #51
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

$hitters Broke!!! (sounds a little like "Christmas Vacation") Toilet wasn't made in House at AT Brian, or it could have handled that little speed bump!!
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 11:27 AM
  #52
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
rchevelle71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boca Raton
My Boats: 1982 Pantera 24sport
Posts: 7,392
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

Ran Great!!!

I'll try to break it again next weekend!!!
rchevelle71 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 12:46 PM
  #53
Registered
 
GregP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Annapolis MD
My Boats: 1989 Scorpion 32 CC
Posts: 1,464
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

I didn't break anything, but I didn't fix anything either. I found and cured the flooded starting problem last week. This weekend I made some progress on the port motors lack of top end power by blowing out the carbs. Unfortunately it's still not 100%, so have put a local Yamaha mechanic on the calender for next week. I've "had" the boat for a couple of months now, and have only had it up on plane twice. Sure hope I get it all behind and can still get some real use in this year.

-Greg
GregP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 01:16 PM
  #54
Registered
 
fund razor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
My Boats: Apache 28 Brave
Posts: 8,170
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

2 am 4th of July.... sitting at my PC looking at OSO... somebody tries to get in my back door. Jumped up, grabbed mag light, flipped on the outside floods and there are 3 or 4 perps at my back door. I had put my truck in the garage for protection from fireworks fallout a couple hours prior, and the dumbazzes from a couple doors down decided I was gone, and that they will try to get in.

1 or 2 got away. 2 decided to run toward my BACK fence. (6 foot stockade, bad idea.) They finally broke/climbed the fence, but not before I got a good ID, (and the left shoe of one of them).

The 2 that broke my fence were apprehended by Toledo Police and arrested.
Hint to prowlers: If you lose 1 shoe in the commission of a crime, go ahead and dump that other shoe. This is called the OJ rule.

If the fence is worth more than 500.00 it's a felony.
I still can't believe that they got caught. The cops had to have been super busy, but they take it pretty seriously when someone attempts a break in. They showed up quick and spread out. Set up a fake checkpoint at the north end of the street, and then caught the perps at the south end of the street. Two middle aged female cops caught two 19 year old punks with a 10 minute head start in a good sized neighborhood. Smart cops. Dumb prowlers.

When the one cop saw the shoe, she said "hey look, he found cinderella's shoe."
(Cinderella, as she called him, was in cuffs already.)

it was broken during the 4th of July, does it count?
fund razor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 01:23 PM
  #55
Registered
VIP Member
 
nolimits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Babylon, Long Island
My Boats: 03, Fountain 38 Lightning
Posts: 804
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

fund razor... Great story, great because they got caught and nothing was stolen. Glad they ran away one on four are not good odds. To bad they are your neighbors though. Geeezzeee...
nolimits is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 01:39 PM
  #56
Registered
 
fund razor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
My Boats: Apache 28 Brave
Posts: 8,170
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

I think I have found a new home already...
at least the listing looks good.
just minutes from my dock...

Screw my neighborhood.
Time to go.
fund razor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 01:51 PM
  #57
Registered
 
fund razor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
My Boats: Apache 28 Brave
Posts: 8,170
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

Not trying to be a hard azz or anything, but they ran for a reason.

I was one pissed off homeowner. I'm not a giant, but I can't fly coach or buy clothes off the rack either, if you know what I mean... with an adrenaline kick going... they tried to fly over that fence. There wasn't going to be any 4 on 1. They weren't "real" criminals. I've met scary crooks. These were drunk kids.

I'm more concerned about future vandalism than personal safety. They can't take me, and they know it, so they'll probably take it out on property.

I'm getting an estimate for $495 (misdemeanor) and an estimate for over $500 (felony). If I get any crap from any of them, I go with the higher estimate and they can be somebody's new girl in prison.

I ran with a rough crowd when I was young. We were still smarter than these punks. (Rougher too... and still no arrests.)

Glad that they don't have access to the boat.
fund razor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 01:54 PM
  #58
Official OSO boat whore
Charter Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mequon, WI
My Boats: 8' row boat
Posts: 6,157
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

Well, once again we didn't get the boat out. Just as well as I can't afford to break it. We save money up to get the Blazer fixed. That was $600. Then the diesel took a digger. That was $800. Then Chester stepped in a gopher hole while running at full bore. That was on the 4th. We finally found a vet that was open on the 5th. He managed to break both the bones in his leg. They splinted the leg, but couldn't set it. That was $180. We went to our vet this morning and they are going to set it. That's $480. Then he has to get the cast replaced twice. More $$$. At this rate, I can't afford to go boating.
Attached Thumbnails
4th of July Damage Report-chester4-oso.jpg  
Cord is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 02:48 PM
  #59
Bankshot242LS
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

Snapped a ALT bracket in half, and broke a trim pump bracket as the weather sucked and the lake was not calm, trying to beat the rain to get back to port. But I saw worse. small repairs already done and ready for next weekend.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2004, 03:18 PM
  #60
Toxic FORMULA
Platinum Member
 
mopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: pitman nj
My Boats: 1989 Formula SR-1 272 t/540's
Posts: 4,238
Default Re: 4th of July Damage Report

No damage as such , but overnighted my carbs to Quick Fuel Tecnology in Bowling Green Ky today to try to figure out why I'm going rich top end




Poor puppy
mopower is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Wild
General Boating Discussion
166
09-06-2007 09:00 PM
Strip Poker 388
General Boating Discussion
26
07-07-2005 08:54 PM
docmanrich37
General Boating Discussion
10
07-03-2005 09:20 AM
VelocityMike
General Boating Discussion
15
04-10-2005 11:25 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.