Friday, 22 January 2016

Boaters beware



A warning to all boaters who use a generator.Unfortunately a Honda generator was stolen from beside a boat at Brownsover in Rugby yesterday. It appears that 2 young lads tapped on the boat and asked for directions and then took a photo of the boat, they checked the lady on board was by herself then unplugged the generator and ran off into the housing estate next to the canal. The Police arrived half an hour later with flashing lights and sirens sounding, the only trouble was they turned up on the wrong side of the canal and I would have thought by the time they got around the other side the Scroates would be well gone. I don’t know if the genny was locked or not,but a determined thief will steal it no matter what.

Although we have moored here several times and never had any problems it seems the place does have a bit of a reputation according to comments on a boating forum and it turns out that a lot of people will not stop here except to do a shop in Tesco. I don’t think its put us off mooring here, although we will be a lot more careful in the future.

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  1. We've moored at Brownsover for up to a week at a time and never experienced any problems, or heard of any! I suppose that can happen anywhere. However I do keep our generator chained to the boat when its in use on the bank.

  2. Hi Tom and Jan ..We have been here for the last 2 weeks and have had no trouble at all ..Its a good place to stop for the shops and the town. As you say ,it can happen anywhere and you just have to be a bit careful....