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The name describes my demeanour and voice! I love narrowboating and that is why this blog is mainly about the boat and our interaction with it. I have been keeping a log for Sonflower ever since we bought her and moved onto her as our main residence. Some incidents in our boating life have been hilarious, some scary and some down right dangerous. I cannot tell what will come in the future but you can now share them! The crew are an 'ordinary' couple. The Best Mate and I.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Another One to look out for

I came across this post from Lancashire Today about another narrowboat stolen from a marina. This time from Chorley in Lancashire. It is a long way from me at the moment but who knows where it will be later in the season.

I expect it is having a quick gloss over at the moment to disguise it.

Most disturbing is the quote from the loss adjuster: 'Peter Clark, from C Claims Adjustors, who is dealing with the theft, said there had been a recent crimewave on the water, with increasing numbers of leisure boats going missing.

He said: “In the past year I would guess there have been around 70 to 80 similar thefts, whereas in previous years it would be around ten on average. "'

I am taking lots of photos of SONFLOWER to be able to describe her. This wasn't what I would call a 'posh' boat. Just an ordinary narrowboat that is a family's pride and joy.

I hope they find it soon and lock up the theives. practical Boat Owner gives the following details: "If you have any information concerning the present whereabouts of the Rebecca Kathleen or any other stolen vessel, contact the Police at Chorley, tel: 01772 415566 - crime ref: CA 09 00933 - or C Claims Adjusters, tel: 0208 502 6644; email: cclaimsuk@aol.com"


Heth said...

I feel very sorry for this family & really hope they can find their boat...
We know of that short stretch of canal (next to the M62 motorway) & we wouldn't moor up round there for even one night.
If that boat's been sat there for 3months then unfortunately it's like asking for trouble. Very few canal boats moor up there for this reason, so even one sticks out like a sore thumb & can easily be seen from the motorway. The last canal boat we saw in that particular area had sunk. And the bridge close by is full of graffiti beer bottles, cans etc, & smelled strongly of urine. We once walked up to it & quickly turned back.
Sadly, this seems like a cruel lesson learned the hard way & I know this doesn't apply to all cases but research first where to keep a boat safe then there'll be no need for research later about where it's gone...

Heth said...

A PS: I forgot to say that the rest of the canal network around the Chorley area is beautiful & safe!