Sandy, maybe the lighting around the plane can be improved? If it's bad,
it's an invitation of sorts?

Ed Fitchett
C-GBTC


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandy floe" <steamer@myhome.net>
To: "Musketeermail@Yahoogroups. Com" <musketeermail@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 11:02 AM
Subject: [inbox] Re: [musketeermail] Fuel thefts


> Thanks for all of the great ideas folks. Putting up signs might work for
> some people but I don't think that these guys are smart enough to read.
It's
> probably a night criminal act anyhow so the signs would not be visible. A
> web camera is another possibility but there's no electricity there (yet)
let
> alone any land line phone service. The use of firearms was also suggested
by
> several people. My first impulse too, but I realize it is a knee jerk
> reaction and not a rational decision. Besides, I'd probably miss and be
> back on this list asking how to patch all of the bullet holes in my
> plane.<G>
>
> I think the first thing I'll try is to make it more difficult to steal
the
> fuel. One thing I thought of is to wrap the wings in the area around the
> fuel caps and drains with tarps that are laced through the eyelets. That
> would take some time to remove to get at the drains. A cheap deterrent.
It
> isn't going to look very good and will take some time for me to remove it
> too, but if it works.......well.......why not? As for the radios, well,
> perhaps a good cover might be the ticket there also. That'll keep the
> Starling poop off the plane also.
>
> How's that sound? Thanks for all the ideas folks!
>
> Sandy
> M1229
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sandy floe" <steamer@myhome.net>
> To: "Musketeermail@Yahoogroups. Com" <musketeermail@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 3:47 PM
> Subject: [musketeermail] Fuel thefts
>
>
> > For well over twenty years I have parked my Mouse in an open hangar
> without
> > any problems. The last few months a lot my fuel has been stolen. The
> > airport is in a small town and rural area with only a couple of resident
> > aircraft including mine.
> >
> > Since it is about 60 miles to the nearest fuel supplier it has become a
> > major headache to carry fuel to her. If it continues it looks like I
will
> > be forced to sell the plane. They got my ELT last time too. I'm even
> > afraid to get new radios now.
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas?
> >
> > Sandy
> >
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