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Old 09-06-2013, 09:43 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by theran5317 View Post
Do you really want to do this??

Doesn't this just advertise that the boat has been left unattended??
I think a thief intent on the boat will watch the boat for movement...otherwise there could be a paranoid crewmember onboard with a shotgun...

Sure it suggests that no one may be home..but I'm pretty sure that's only the first filter the average thief uses...

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #22
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Dinghies are allowed to have their own names.

Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #23
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Same goes for TT (Boat Name). An open invite that the boat is unoccupied.

Another suggestion, if the motor is larger than a 9.9, change the numbers on the motor cover so that it is a "cheaper" motor.

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Old 09-10-2013, 05:36 AM   #24
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A second real crap dink , an old leaky condom boat tied to the mother ship will keep the wandering folks away.

In the carib a Sears 12V 5 mile cattle fence unit to lifelines and stanchons made for fewer folks grabbing on to beg or extort.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by MikeM View Post

Admittedly, I am a newbie and a lurker on this forum. I used to enjoy reading your posts. Now I just wonder what you are PMing and why. I feel like I am missing out on a good source of info.


His feeling is that he spends too much time on this site. So he refuses to take up his time posting...... but the way he's going, he's posting twice. The PM and the notification of a message in the thread. Obviously there is more to his refusal to post than meets the eye. With that said, I too enjoyed reading his posts and would welcome him back to the forum.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #26
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[QUOTE=Shantyhag;177205]..."my question will forever be, how does one keep from getting their dinghy stolen?"....QUOTE]

We hoist the dinghy every night it's in the water and we have changed the decals on the motor. And as previously posted, it's securely locked when on shore.
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