RE: Stolen boat alert
I got a reply on this one... the towboat/US operator in Pass Christian, MS, found the boat aground in Bay St. Louis on May 3rd. and towed him off, then to a marina, from which he subsequently disappeared.
The boat was found this week at a Holiday Inn marina in FL with major damage to props and shafts, swim platform, a 14" hole in the side, keys in ignition, doors open, etc. It was abandoned there. The owner now has it in dry dock for repairs.
Be careful who you get as a delivery captain!