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Old 11-29-2016   #1
 
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Kayaks stolen right after falling off rack on highway

So two weeks go this happened to my friends on their way to join me playboating on the South Fork American River in CA two weekends ago.

Please keep an eye out for these boats. And remember to tie through grab loops.
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"We just had a yellow dagger kingpin 6.1 and a large green 2016 Jackson rockstar blow off our roof on 80 East near the 80/50 split near Sacramento. We saw a man in a new looking Black Jeep SUV loading the green rockstar into his car as we attempted to circle back. CHP attempted to find him but no luck. Please be on the lookout for stolen boats meeting these descriptions. They are probably scratched from falling off the roof."
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Old 11-29-2016   #2
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That sucks and I hope your friends get their boats back.

But boats blowing off of a car can kill somebody which is infinitely more serious than losing a playboat. Please teach your friends how to secure boats correctly and securely when you have the chance.

Interesting that the only time I have seen boats flying off a car was on I-80...
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Old 11-29-2016   #3
 
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Unfortunately I've seen boats fly on US 40, US 50 (more than once), I-25 and I-70. Fortunately I have never been the one to lose said boats.

From the Jeep's point of view, I can imagine myself being pretty pissed at having to dodge flying boats at interstate speeds. Add to that watching the clowns not pull over immediately, but instead go around to the next set of exits so they don't have to walk back a half mile. I could see how someone might want to try to teach a lesson.

Not saying they deserve to lose their boats, but I suppose they'll never fail to tie down their boats ever again.
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If I found a boat on the side of the interstate I wouldn't assume that the person is on their way back. I would pull over, look for a name and number, and start loading the boats. Did the boats have your friends' phone numbers?
Maybe he's on the California version of MB or Craigslist trying to find the owners right now...
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Finders Keepers!
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Unless it was yours. Then you want it back, and strangle the guy who took it.

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Losers weepers!
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Old 11-30-2016   #8
 
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Yep........ These tools don't deserve boats. They didnt "blow off". They failed to propery secure them.

Tell your buddies to stay home and skate or play nintendo.

Hum....... I like my response. It must be to shitty to bike and boat and not enough snow on the ground.
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I heard a story of a canoe blowing of a car into a wheatfield - 100 ft or more off the highway and the guys never found it. Probably a very suprised farmer come harvest time
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finally some old school beat down on this site! geeeshh
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