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#10982960 - 07/17/15 09:31 AM Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen
Basscat Puma FTD Offline
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Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 51
Loc: Garland, TX, USA
I thought I would post this just as an alert, meant to do it last week but just have not had the time. Our Basscat Puma FTD was broken into sometime on or after the 4th of July from our storage unti off Hwy 17 north of Alba at Lake Fork.

They did over $2K worth of damage to the fiberglass and carpet as a result of the thieves prying off the Loc-R-bar. In addition, they stole all 18 rods and all 10 Plano boxes of crankbaits, spinner baits, soft plastics, jigs, and spinner baits etc. etc. Took the wife and I over 15 years to develop our collection of nice rods and reels. They totally cleaned us out of all our fishing equipment. They cut the Master pad lock off the storage unit and went to town. I regret not using one of the newer round disc locks that make it harder to cut off with a bolt cutters.

They got some nice stuff, 10 older Houston made Allstar rods, the wife’s Shimao Calais and my new Abu Revo MGX. In fact they in all the scum got 12 ABU reels and rods from the 3000c to MGX.

So if you are using any older style pad locks please consider using the new disc locks, after looking around storage facility, it appeared I was the only one using the older style.

L-R-Bars are great but use the alarm lock they sell with it and know it is not full proof. Considering now what if any alarm upgrades to do the boat. Interesting they did not take the Lawrence HDS Touch 7 on the bow in a RAM mount. Bottom line if they want into your boat they will get into it but leets not make it too easy for them.



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#10982972 - 07/17/15 09:35 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
bogey Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 14492
Loc: plano
I feel for y'all. Hate a thief realmad
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#10982976 - 07/17/15 09:36 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 5134
Loc: The Colony, TX
Sorry for you loss. This is the first time I have seen documented proof of a loc-r-bar being tore out. I have one along with an alarm. I hope they catch the thief and he gets his just reward.
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#10983033 - 07/17/15 09:56 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
Lil' Louie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 9387
Loc: Lewisville/Lake Fork
Ive heard about those bars getting ripped out and causing more damage than if it weren't on there. That really sucks. Which storage place? I have buddies with boats in storage on HWY 17.
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#10983038 - 07/17/15 09:58 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Oh man. I'm turning red for ya just reading this. Did they hit any of the other units there?

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#10983039 - 07/17/15 09:59 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43053
Loc: Houston, TX
Yes, please name the storage place on 17.
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#10983046 - 07/17/15 10:01 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
jfdawson Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 846
Loc: Frisco, Texas
bet they used your own Boat Winch to tie around the bar and pull it off....
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#10983059 - 07/17/15 10:07 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
txmark1959 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1160
Loc: Onalaska, TX
so sorry man......kick in the guts for sure
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#10983064 - 07/17/15 10:09 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
Jigfish Offline
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2726
Loc: Tx
if they got in your storage and then closed the door they had all night. Lock r bars are still great if your at a hotel. I hate this happen.
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#10983080 - 07/17/15 10:13 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: txmark1959]
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5102
Loc: Allen, Texas
I hate freaking thieves, sorry to hear about this.
Is the storage the one next to the Golf Cart place?
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#10983119 - 07/17/15 10:23 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
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Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 1827
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Sorry to hear about this. Nothing worse that a low life thief!
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#10983214 - 07/17/15 11:01 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7738
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Oh man! That is terrible. Sorry for your loss.

What storage facility on Hwy 17??

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#10983217 - 07/17/15 11:04 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 16515
Loc: NRH, TX
First time I've seen a lock R bar removed like that, previously I had only seen where they took a saw to the fiberglass and just cut around the mounts. Sorry for your loss, hope the sorry SOB's get caught!
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#10983232 - 07/17/15 11:13 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
Karl Dietz Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 925
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Sorry to hear! Thieves are the worst!
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#10983241 - 07/17/15 11:18 AM Re: Basscat boat damaged and all poles and tackle stolen [Re: Basscat Puma FTD]
machinist Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1649
Loc: Lake Graham, Lot 30
Hey look here, I hope they get caught and are given the max punishment. More than
likely your stuff is already pawned or sold so you won't see it again. Anyway I have
one of the Tom Mann Jr. All Star Carolina rig Houston made rods. I am not a Carolina rigger
so if you want it, it is yours. Just send me your address and I will hunt up a tube to ship it
to you or if you want I will give it to my SIL who lives in Denton and you and he can meet up
somewhere. Probably have a good Shimano reel I can send also.

Johnny
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