Stolen Pontoon boat on the Sky

Discussion in 'Lost, Found, Stolen' started by Will Atlas, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Will Atlas

    Will Atlas Guest

    TomB and myself were fishing the sky near the town of gold bar last night in my pontoon boat. We pulled the boat out on the bar and walked up river to fish. When we returned, the boat was gone. I know it was taken by people because we pulled it a good ways above the water. It must've been taken by someone in a boat, because there is no way to access the south side of the river there on foot. I'm hoping this is a big mistake and someone thought they were doing a good deed by picking up someones lost pontoon. If you know anything, or hear anything about the whereabouts of my pontoon boat, please let me know. Its a blue outcast fishcast 9 footer.

    Thanks,
    Will Atlas
     
  2. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Damn Will! That sucks big time! I'll keep my eyes and ears open. What's the world coming too when you need to lock up your boat to fish a gravel bar? :mad:
     
  3. HauntedByWaters

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    Boy are things getting bad on the river!
     
  4. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Actually there is a way to access the south side of the river, don't know where or how, but I have seen people over there in PU's and on quads often over the years. Must be some FS road or private property access back there.
    Thieves will always find a way to steal, sorry they got your 'toon, hope you find it...or them :mad:

    LB
     
  5. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    That sucks!

    Is is the newer IR design, or the older flat style pontoons?

    Did you catch anything?

    So did you ride in tom's lap on the way back??
     
  6. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Man, that's as bad as it gets. :(
     
  8. Rob Zelk

    Rob Zelk I swing, therefore i am.

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    Thats lame... What a way to end a day!
     
  9. Peter Pancho

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    sorry bout your boat. I've been a victim myself back in the day, now I either hide my oars or lock them to the frame with a cable so they cannot be used. Also if there is a big tree around, I'll lock it to that. The last thing I want is hitch hiking or swimming for that matter for a ride back.

    I hope you find your boat.
     
  10. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    sucks man. maybe it was a tweaker.
    I got smash-n-grabbed at Kapowsin spring before last, and I still feel violated-
     
  11. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Did you have your information on the boat somewhere. So that if someone did find it they knew who to return it to?
     
  12. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I think that was one of my many reasons that I moved out of that State.

    Too many god damn thieves.

    Jim
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    In light of this terrible thread I recommend the following for those with pontoon boats and or float tubes. If they have zip bladder covers how about everyone label thiers inside with their name and address? That way when someone offers one for sale for a ridiculous price (drug seeker tweaker for example) then we can drop the dime on them to the authorities, recover the stolen item and get it back to the rightful owner. Hell, I'm gonna mark mine this afternoon when I get home and hope that whenever mine gets lifted that one of you here on this awesome forum finds it and let's me know.

    Sorry Will for your being victimized, I hope that your insurance will do you right and I hope that karma rules prevail over those willing to steal your boat and leave you stranded.
     
  14. Ryan Buccola

    Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

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    What a bummer...you work hard to do what you love and someone just pisses all over it.
     
  15. rattlesnakeflyguy

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    Wow...even if this was a “mistake” no one should ever touch another’s craft. This infuriates me and I hope you find these folks. One tip of advice: check Craigslist & eBay as many thieves’ will sell this ASAP. I had my 8HP Yamaha kicker stolen off my Boston Whaler and we nabbed the thieves’ by using Craigslist -- Just a thought for you. I’m sorry man. Since we have car alarms, why not pontoon alarms and tube alarms. That is, if someone touched or moved the craft, it would activate a year-piercing sound that you could hear for at least one mile away (maybe I have a creation here). Those are just some suggestions now that it’s gone...monitor the Internet (not always, but more times that not thieves’ use this medium to sell your stolen items) Amazing it’s come to this on so many “battleground rivers”...My Bests, Dan