450 Sundancer broken into - Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal 3/1/2018

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  1. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    Hi everyone,

    I’ve been pretty quiet on the forum lately so I hate to now post with bad news... our Sea Ray was broken into this morning at our marina in Seattle - Fisherman’s Terminal. The thief used our own tools to force open our cabin door and helped himself to my laptop and a few other items. Thankfully we had just added a mobile hotspot and security cameras so I have good video of this jerk.

    It’s clear from the video that he knows his way around boats. He looked in every storage compartment in the cabin and in the cockpit. He left my husband’s heart medication out which indicates he was looking for drugs along with valuables. I’m mostly upset that now we’ll need to pay to have our door latch replaced along with the other items we lost.

    If you’re from the Seattle area and recognize this jerk, please let me know.

    Thank you!!

    Sandy

    https://arlo.netgear.com/hmsweb/users/library/share/link/B67A7D117F2AFACD_201803

    http://canyouid.me/blog/2018/03/port-of-seattle-police-burglary-suspect-2018-13003/
     
  2. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Hi Sandy, I am sorry to hear about this as we had our $30k claim last year and now insurance has our rates... We do not have wi-fi in our marina but I now have the Simplisafe alarm system, it is cellular based with motion, door, freeze, CO and high water sensors all added. I would encourage you to check into it. Also, check with your marine insurance and your house insurance carriers as this is usually overlap.
     
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  3. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    338
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    So sorry to hear of this news. I will share on social media (without objection).

    Jaybeaux
     
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  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Sandy, I'd check with the marina people. This guy may work at the marina or in one of the many retail or marine businesses around there.

    Mark, would you mind opening a new thread to show/explain how your alarm system works? We don't have Wifi and I would like to have an alarm on board.
     
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  5. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    http://clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/alarm-systems.86602/
     
  6. Bop

    Bop Active Member

    255
    Sep 3, 2013
    Georgian Bay/Lake Huron
    2001 410 Express, Highfield DL350 w/40hp Yamaha
    Cat 3126
    I hope they/you catch the scumbag. Out of curiosity at the end of the video is that him saying f*ck as he notices the camera?
     
  7. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    Yes - yes it is! He then proceeded to unplug the base station for our cameras but what he didn't know is that it had already been uploaded to the cloud. Ha!
     
  8. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    Thank you to anyone who is willing to help. Feel free to share the two links I posted. The more people who see this the better. Someone knows this guy. He came to the boat prepared to do bad things. He had gloves on and a flashlight. The VHF radio could have been for a 2nd guy/lookout but I'm thinking he was at the marina to work or train and he decided to do a little extracurricular activity before his shift.

    We spent a couple of hours talking to the Port, walking around the marina and talking to fishermen, and several of the businesses and restaurants in the area. Nobody recognized him but several people asked me for a copy of the picture and video which I was only too happy to share. I'm hoping our diligence will result in this guy getting caught!!
     
  9. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    I do have a question for you guys. This is the door latch that we have installed and that now needs to be replaced:

    http://www.fpmarine.com/Mobella-flu...ing-door-latch-p/mf-05-530-24proflushstar.htm

    Is this still the best/most secure option? Because apparently it can be defeated with a hammer and a screwdriver! I'm planning on calling Sea Ray tomorrow to get more information but I hope to get information from my trusted buddies on CSR!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  10. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    I had considered the Simplisafe option however we had just had a cellular hotspot installed on our boat with an AT&T account with unlimited data so it made more sense for us to just get a camera system to add onto what we already had. We bought the Arlo cameras (on the recommendation of a fellow Sea Ray owner) and even though they've only been installed for a couple of weeks (great timing, eh?), I'm really happy with them so far.

    I truly believe that any camera and additional visibility is a good thing. One of the fishermen I spoke to today recommended putting up a sign indicating that we do not keep medications, valuable or drugs on board. I don't know if that would actually work but I'm willing to try!!

    What I do think will help is to put up a sign indicating that we have security cameras and that their picture/video is already up in the cloud. Something like, "If you can see this sign, I can see you. Your video is now in the cloud and on it's way to Port of Seattle Police. Welcome Aboard!!" What do you think? ;)
     
  11. Tman

    Tman Member

    284
    Aug 10, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    2014 Sabre 48 Salon Express
    Twin Cummins QSC 550
    Zeus Pod Drives
    Sorry to hear that Sandy. What a punk and great you have security cameras. Hopefully the images will spread. We shared the video with Elliott Bay Marina too.

    Tom
     
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  12. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    Thank you Tom! I am really hopeful that this guy will get caught. The video is going viral on Facebook. Methinks that thieves are very unpopular!!
     
  13. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    574
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    So sorry to hear of this Sandy. I hope they catch the scumbag. Having been the victim of a burglary ourselves once, I know the horrible feeling of being violated that goes with it. Watching that POS go through your beautiful boat wasn’t easy I’m sure (made me angry). So I really hope they catch him fast. Glad you have the cameras.
     
  14. Blkbird

    Blkbird Active Member

    255
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    Hearing the ba$tard realize he's been on camera the whole time - PRICELESS!!
     
  15. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    7E4D6DCB-705B-41A6-B03E-6C76507DB7C7.png Sandy, so sorry for your inconvenience. Hopefully it will be the last.
    I have similar stickers now by the salon door/ bridge / and engine room. It may stop them from breaking the door it’s li,e putting up a beware of dog sign it makes them stop for a second and think... maybe move on. Good luck..
     
  16. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    He's got his Yamaha sweat shirt on, maybe works somewhere that sells them? He's dressed warm, I heard him sniffling like after a cold dinghy ride. Did you go to all the other marinas? I wonder if any marinas, businesses, have security cams or maybe there are Web Cams that could catch a dinghy going past. I'd bet the radio was to call for his buddy in the dinghy when he was done shopping.
     
  17. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    574
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Or he's a coke head.
     
  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    What kind of hardware are you using for your AT&T mobile hotspot? Where on your boat is that device located?
    I have AT&T cell service with unlimited data and wouldn’t mind having a hotspot in the cabin on my boat.
    But, I want to make sure that the hotspot can be reliably connected to from outside the boat too so along with mounting cameras in the cockpit and cabin I can mount one on the utility pole on my dock property looking down on the boat.
     
  19. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    Our electrician installed it. The router is a MoFI http://mofinetwork.com/ Once it's set up all you need is a SIM card and you should be good to go. Ours does have an external camera to extend/amplify the signal. One thing to note is that you will need a separate line/phone number that is dedicated for the hotspot.
     
  20. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    568
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
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