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: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Lock wheeling EA-style and two insects to identify
10 minutes ago