Having been 'On the wall' many times in the same location I can confirm security at the site is taken very seriously by the owners, however and Im sorry to say but it's still the responsibilty of the boat owner to ensure the safety and security of any equipment left onboard, just the same as if left unattended in a car.
The landing next to the yard is accessible at all times, thats just how it is, so no key or fence will stop those that land at the pontoon, and Iv'e seen some of the dinghy guys hop round the fence to gain access to the water stop taps while we were there antifouling only last week.
Last year while we were there a couple of local scumbags, well known for their activities stole two outboard motors from the marina, all credit to MDL, they caught them unloading said outboards on cctv and subsequently the outboards were recovered.
The suspects were apprehended (caught red handed unloading) and to date the police still retain the outboards for evidence, the suspects claim they bought the outboards locally, however they are well known to the police for simillar offences so evidence collection continues, again they were using a small inflatable to gain access to the marina boats.
If possible check with MDL to see if they have any available footage, or if there has been recent activity, I know it's probably a little too late but you never know.
It's annoying that a couple of well known local scumbags can ruin what on the face of it seems a very secure and trouble free location, in 10 years nothing and all of a sudden these scum turn up and decide to treat torquay as their local crime shoping center, we now take far more notice of unusual folks around the marina, especialy if it looks like their looking for something/someone, guess it's only natuaral in the light of recent events, hope a prosecution is not too far off for the pair that have been caught, and hope that some of your stolen stuff turns up, perhaps a vissit to the next boat jumble would be wise and of course keep a lookout on Gumtree/Ebay.
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