HINs being stolen FYI and why?

Just thought it was worth posting that our Yacht CLub has sent out warnings that theives are targeting hins. Flying Squadron advised us that 12 boats had their hins stolen between 10-11 March and they were mostly targeting Riviera's

What can they do with a hin?? - its connected to the owner and the registered boat?

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sounds like

Sun, 2023-03-26 17:03

 someone on drugs or drunk with a great idea they could sell them without realizing they are useless

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 Considering they are riveted

Sun, 2023-03-26 18:22

 Considering they are riveted on, 12 boats worth is a hell of a commitment for a drunk/druggo 

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yeah thats what doesnt make

Tue, 2023-03-28 08:24

yeah thats what doesnt make sense, a lot of effort for a small plate.....

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 When you replace the stolen

Tue, 2023-03-28 10:16

 When you replace the stolen hin do they give you a new number or remake the old? If you get the old number then that number is not classed as a stolen boat so there could be 2 boats out there with same hin 1 stolen 1 not?

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you been down at flying

Tue, 2023-03-28 10:40

you been down at flying squadron yacht club with a cordless drill??? :-) :-)

had not thought of that - pretty ballsy thing to do regardless!

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 Also thought about the rec

Tue, 2023-03-28 13:05

 Also thought about the rec boats being used for picking up drugs better to put someone elses hin on a boat if planning on possibly dumping it if things go wrong.

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 I was at Hillarys Yacht Club

Tue, 2023-03-28 16:07

 I was at Hillarys Yacht Club when the largest bust in history went down in January. I know someone involved in the sale of the boat and they didn't worry about the HIN. All they wanted to check was that it was mechanically sound and had plenty of room under the deck!

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 Im thinking they already

Tue, 2023-03-28 16:44

 Im thinking they already have the boat just want a different hin on it not the one registered in their name .

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 I wonder if they would be

Tue, 2023-03-28 21:25

 I wonder if they would be going interstate, I doubt the states would talk but could be wrong...

 

Perhaps an organised theft network and can get away with registering interstate with a dif hin as if its been purchased rather than stolen????

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The only reason I can think

Wed, 2023-03-29 14:35

The only reason I can think of for stealing them would be to put on a stolen boat of the same type then sell it on .

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