Stolen Bravo 3 Outdrive

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  1. somefun

    somefun Member

    64
    Aug 26, 2016
    Victor, Wa
    2007 250 SLX - Tow Vehicle 2002 Silverado 2500HD
    496 Mag, Bravo III
    Hi all. I sadly noticed the other day that the Bravo 3 Outdrive was missing from my 250 SLX. I had no idea it was so susceptible to theft, but it seems obvious now. There's a serial number on the transom assembly and I am wondering if that number is somewhere on the outdrive as well. I don't hope for a recovery, but there's always a chance. Meanwhile I'm hoping for the best with insurance coverage! Will definitely be purchasing locking nuts for the next one. Outdrive.jpg
     
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  2. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Dayum. I was pissed when they stole my shore cord and boat hook. Cant imagine. You will prolly get a new outdrive out of it. Hope the dont deprecate it.
     
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  3. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Had that happen to my 270 some 20 years ago... this was in a limited access, fenced storage lot.
    Insurance covered it. DSC00532.JPG
     
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  4. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    wow. unreal
     
  5. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Wow - where was the boat?
     
  6. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Let us know how it works out and what ins company. I got a 30yo Bravo 1. (Looking around suspiciously).
     
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  7. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Thieves are the lowest life form out there…. Disgusting
     
  8. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Chomos. But thieves close behind. Then the fat drunk guy cut in front of me at the tiki bar this weekend.
     
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  9. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Well-Known Member

    978
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and NH
    "Tread Knot"
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA

    2020 F350 6.7L
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Sorry to hear that. At $7k or so new and $1,500+ used it's easy cash for a thief. I'm surprised we don't hear of this more often. Two guys to easily lift it, remove six bolts and a nut and it's in the wind.
     
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  10. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Was at marina a while back, they would for free, remove outdrives from winter storage boats and store inside. Welcome to east Baltimore.
    Hey, beats West Baltimore.
     
  11. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Hawk, the fact you know what a chomos is tells me you ate green bologna sandwiches!!!
     
  12. 89P270

    89P270 Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    150
    Feb 2, 2017
    Pacific Northwest
    1989 Pachanga 270
    1997 270DA
    Twin Mercruiser 357 4V alpha's
    Wow, I never have seen this before. Gawd. The length some scrubs will go too. Will make me think twice where I park the boat for any length of time. I am even more surprise by the remote area way up there in Victor. I'd keep an eye on Craiglist for a while now but I suspect where you live, it may be someone who needed to replace a tow up one. Sorry for that.
     
  13. somefun

    somefun Member

    64
    Aug 26, 2016
    Victor, Wa
    2007 250 SLX - Tow Vehicle 2002 Silverado 2500HD
    496 Mag, Bravo III
    It's in my side parking next to the house. Backed in near the neighbor's fence. In retrospect, it was probably a perfect spot for this (tucked in against the fence, hidden from view. Neighbors not home. On the dark side of my house, sparsely populated etc.). Security cameras arrived today, but that horse is already out of the barn :(. Hopefully they will deter the next thief!
     
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  14. somefun

    somefun Member

    64
    Aug 26, 2016
    Victor, Wa
    2007 250 SLX - Tow Vehicle 2002 Silverado 2500HD
    496 Mag, Bravo III
    I think you're right. Someone was looking for something very specific! They did do a nice job removing it. Nothing damaged!
     
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  15. 89P270

    89P270 Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    150
    Feb 2, 2017
    Pacific Northwest
    1989 Pachanga 270
    1997 270DA
    Twin Mercruiser 357 4V alpha's
    Ill bet its someone close by that went by quite a few days and scoped it out before hand. Maybe even same make/model. Do you keep you boat in the driveway or in back area? Not that it matters. I know there are serial numbers on the outdrives just cant remember where. They have a stamp that designates the drive ratio and I think that's embedded in the serial number.

    "Bravo drives (1988 to approx 2008), the serial number for the drive is on the port side decal. If the decal is missing, or unreadable, then the number is also stamped into the housing as before, under the decal. The Gimbal housing location remains the same as the Alpha style drives."
    [​IMG]
     
  16. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Well-Known Member

    978
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and NH
    "Tread Knot"
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA

    2020 F350 6.7L
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Yep. Skinner/chomo. They need to be taken out of the gene pool. Can't say I've ever eaten green bologna though.
     
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  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Chomos are definitely a sick sad group of low life’s below thieves….. so we have established the low life hierarchy …… now how to get rid of them…. Don’t use California’s solution stealing is legal in stores
     
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  18. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Well-Known Member

    978
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and NH
    "Tread Knot"
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA

    2020 F350 6.7L
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    The prison hierarchy is a little more complicated. More tiers lol
     
  19. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

    771
    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1981 245 SDC
    2021 Solar 420
    '97 5.7 Bravo 2
    '20 Merc 25 EFI Jet
    With tools and other pricey things, it is common for the scum bags to return for the new one once it's replaced by insurance. Have heard that is what they are really after. Hopefully the cameras are up before then and make them think twice.
     
  20. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    You have to applaud the prisons …child molestors seem to meet their maker before the end of their sentence
     
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