hey guys, theres a boat store nearby with about 15-20 boats outside, the area is fenced and the gate has a basic padlock (pretty small one too) these boats seem all pretty modern, huge motors on the back.
it would be so easy to drive my truck nearby, break the lock and start undoing the bolts on the motors, it seems like its almost bulletproof unless a cop manages to roll by this industrial area (which even if they do most of the time i will be inside the boat, as soon as i see lights i would simply duck down and all that would be seen is my truck).
selling the motors would be impossible since the place is so close to my house, also im very unsure whether boat motors have vin's like cars, im pretty sure boats dont.
cheers for any help, ill bump it tomorow during america daytime due to the time difference
Yeah, I have a boat myself and if it's got horsepower over 100 most likely you will need a partner to help because some engines weight 2-300 pounds and boat engines have their own numbers, insurense, etc. It's easy to do on outboard moters but the chance of getting caught is very high becuase of all the visible numbers and such. Now, on inboard moters it is a lot easier to sell and not get caught but it's like taking a car engine out of a car it takes a long time and all boat dealerships have onsite cameras at all angles.
You'd most certainly need a partner and your idea is very shady. It will take some time to unscrew/dismantle those things, you're talking about having your everyday vehicle parked where a robbery is taking place for up to half an hour to an hour. Not cool.
Drop your friend off or get dropped off, hop the fence and discreetly get the motors detached and ready for pick up, then you break the lock, drive your truck in and take 5 minutes to load up every motor.
well ok, if the engines are so heavy why dont i just snip the brake lines on the boat trailers and attach the trailer to my truck (or as someone mentioned a stolen car), hide it in a garage or even an abandoned shipping container on a farm somewhere for a couple of months, put fake plates on the trailer and drive it to another state's coast and sell it at a discounted price (the boat that is, not the trailer) lets say i scratch off any number on the boat will a second hand dealership buy it, i googled boat registration and all i found was a bunch of websites where you say what your boat looks like and ask if anyones seen it (if it was stolen already).
hell it wouldnt even be that hard to give it a quick paint over and invite the boys over for a day to lift it onto an already registered trailer, that is of course all relying on whether boats really have some secret registration vin's and a boat cant be used without registration.