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#12448036 - 09/30/17 05:19 PM Future Reference - Beware...
Jordan_Lane Offline
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Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Conroe, TX
My dad and I fished the Victory Bass benefit tournament today on lake Ray Hubbard (thank you Larry for hosting) and after weighing in, we soon realized that someone tried stealing our running boards on our trailer; at least one would assume that, when nearly all the bolts/nuts/washers were gone on the trailer.... for anyone that fishes Hubbard, keep an eye out. We launched at Chandlers and never thought trailer vandalism was a thing.

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#12448041 - 09/30/17 05:23 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
POPPA Offline
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Registered: 01/12/03
Posts: 542
Loc: Forney
wow I would have never thought that at chandlers?

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#12448057 - 09/30/17 05:42 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
Jordan_Lane Offline
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Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Conroe, TX
Yea, and they only have surveillance on their slips... not the parking lot

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#12448083 - 09/30/17 06:13 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2769
Maybe they need to raise their launch rates from $20.00 to $ 40.00 and hire some security! OMG

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#12448123 - 09/30/17 07:06 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
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Registered: 05/02/13
Posts: 302
Loc: Lindale
Man, people will steal anything!

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#12448138 - 09/30/17 07:16 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Jordan_Lane
My dad and I fished the Victory Bass benefit tournament today on lake Ray Hubbard (thank you Larry for hosting) and after weighing in, we soon realized that someone tried stealing our running boards on our trailer; at least one would assume that, when nearly all the bolts/nuts/washers were gone on the trailer.... for anyone that fishes Hubbard, keep an eye out. We launched at Chandlers and never thought trailer vandalism was a thing.


Running boards? Or bunk boards?

Running boards don't just come loose, but, bunk boards are known for falling off. Most use cheap steel lag bolts and they rust "thin" and the boards float loose when the boat slides off.
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#12448206 - 09/30/17 07:56 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Jordan_Lane Offline
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Registered: 04/10/08
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Jordan_Lane
My dad and I fished the Victory Bass benefit tournament today on lake Ray Hubbard (thank you Larry for hosting) and after weighing in, we soon realized that someone tried stealing our running boards on our trailer; at least one would assume that, when nearly all the bolts/nuts/washers were gone on the trailer.... for anyone that fishes Hubbard, keep an eye out. We launched at Chandlers and never thought trailer vandalism was a thing.


Running boards? Or bunk boards?

Running boards don't just come loose, but, bunk boards are known for falling off. Most use cheap steel lag bolts and they rust "thin" and the boards float loose when the boat slides off.


It’s a one year old trailer, Steez. Also, the bolts holding the boards on... are held by nylon nuts, those don’t just “rust thin


Edited by Jordan_Lane (09/30/17 07:57 PM)

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#12448252 - 09/30/17 08:29 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
Tc24 Online   content
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Registered: 08/05/16
Posts: 528
Loc: Dallas texas
I believe ya, because I had 2 side lights stolen from off my trailer when I launched from Chandlers earlier this year. They were on there & (lit up) when I checked them before leaving the house, but noticed them both gone when I got home..


Edited by Tc24 (09/30/17 08:32 PM)
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#12448259 - 09/30/17 08:34 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
outfishdya Offline
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sounds like the thief is building a trailer.
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#12448536 - 10/01/17 06:46 AM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Jordan_Lane
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Jordan_Lane
My dad and I fished the Victory Bass benefit tournament today on lake Ray Hubbard (thank you Larry for hosting) and after weighing in, we soon realized that someone tried stealing our running boards on our trailer; at least one would assume that, when nearly all the bolts/nuts/washers were gone on the trailer.... for anyone that fishes Hubbard, keep an eye out. We launched at Chandlers and never thought trailer vandalism was a thing.


Running boards? Or bunk boards?

Running boards don't just come loose, but, bunk boards are known for falling off. Most use cheap steel lag bolts and they rust "thin" and the boards float loose when the boat slides off.


It’s a one year old trailer, Steez. Also, the bolts holding the boards on... are held by nylon nuts, those don’t just “rust thin


Sounds like a thief then....thanks for the heads up.
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#12448563 - 10/01/17 07:54 AM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
Cole P Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
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I launched at 10 am yesterday out of chandlers, saw Larry watching the Victory Bass Trailer, and he wouldve been able to see anyone that was up to no good. Did you ask him if he saw anythung?
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#12448587 - 10/01/17 08:19 AM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
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I just put cameras in my truck. Go to ebay they are cheap

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#12448632 - 10/01/17 08:57 AM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: snickers]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3765
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: snickers
I just put cameras in my truck. Go to ebay they are cheap


I've had cameras now for over a year on my truck. If I were a cop I could have written a 100 tickets a week. You'd be surprised what people will do when they think no one is watching. When you leave your truck/trailer at a public ramp it's no holds barred for thieves. Tires/wheels, fenders, bunk boards or the whole dam trailer could come up missing. That's the world we live in these days. If you're going the camera route don't waste money on the $15 ones, I highly recommend the name brands, Garmin makes the best but Panasonic, Z Edge Z3 and Falcon are also good just make sure it has a wide angle lens and a SD card.
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#12449305 - 10/01/17 06:39 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Cole P]
Jordan_Lane Offline
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Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: Cole P
I launched at 10 am yesterday out of chandlers, saw Larry watching the Victory Bass Trailer, and he wouldve been able to see anyone that was up to no good. Did you ask him if he saw anythung?


Chandlers staff/Larry had not seen any suspicious activity, but Larry did make sure we were okay.

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#12449528 - 10/01/17 10:49 PM Re: Future Reference - Beware... [Re: Jordan_Lane]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9749
Loc: back in the day
I have launched there well over a thousand times over the years and never heard of any issues.

I will certainly spread the word and keep na eye out...
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