Last week Jim Considine reported his ’06 Pursuit 2570 stolen from Gashouse Cove in San Francisco. Yesterday we received the good news that the boat had been discovered in a slip at Pier 39 Marina.
“I got it back on Friday, overwhelmingly intact.” Jim told us.
Though it was unclear how long the boat had been in the marina, it was still in (mostly) good shape, though some of the onboard equipment may need repairing or replacing.
“It looks like thieves took the boat fishing, as rods and nets were strewn about. They left some marks on the hull, ransacked the cabin, stole binoculars (and maybe more), and ran down fuel and batteries. They may have shorted the chartplotter/ radar/depthsounder in their efforts, but I am still trying to diagnose that new condition.”
As boaters are wont to do, dozens of people helped keep an eye out for Jim’s stolen vessel, and he expressed his appreciation to a few in particular. “Many thanks to Scott Grindy, harbormaster at SF Park & Rec. [San Francisco Recreation and Parks] for notifying other CA marinas to be on the lookout; to Steven Arsenault and his colleagues on the Pier 39 staff; to Officer Kanada and his colleagues at the SFPD marine unit; and to the many folks from the Coastal Cruising Club and SF boating community who offered advice and were on high alert for sightings of our boat.”
Now that Jim’s power boat has been recovered he can get on with his most important task, learning to sail.