📝 SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
Ians' lathe would have been a big loss and hard to replace, and I know what you mean Colin about feeling comfortable, ( wondering "will they be back for the new ones"? - quite often happens) ☹️ Tools are a mans personal items and we become very attached to them (women don't usually understand😁) and if they are stolen it can be quite depressing. I moved to Fiji for 2 years and bought a lot of new tools to take with me. After about 6 months there, while at my wifes' sisters place for dinner, my house was burgled (got through the louvre windows and crow-barred the security grilles out of the inside concrete wall).
They stole most of my new tools (electronic jig saw, 2 drills etc) my wifes' new sewing machine, new stereo cassette, new 8mm video camera (unfortunately with a video cassette of my sons' early years and family stuff) and would have stolen my camera, but it was not in the bag with the lenses, and was in a box on a shelf above so they missed it.
They did find the the spare battery for the camera though. They went through my briefcase and everything else but missed my main hand tool toolbox in the laundry, which was under some clothes, which was a relief. Around 6 Fijian police officers turned up (after some persuasion on my part) and had a look round with a dog, but couldn't find any prints etc, as according to the detective, the thieves apparently wore socks on their hands (quite common). Police were quite good but could not do a lot. I lost about $2,500 worth of property in the end and had to cruise the pawn shops for replacement tools, as they were too expensive to buy new there. Hope you've got your boat collection well secured Colin!
I'm all for Sharia law for thieves😊