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Old 04-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Just curious if anyone has something else besides lock and key when they leave the boat either at the home dock or visiting another marina.

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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Just curious if anyone has something else besides lock and key when they leave the boat either at the home dock or visiting another marina.

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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I wonder if you would get a better cycle rate if you went with 18 volt
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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We have a trip wire device called Burglar Mist

, Mace in the face slows down a desire to steal a VHF.

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:58 AM   #7
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:01 AM   #8
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I have vicious animals ready to bite off the extremities of any unauthorized boarder.



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Old 04-02-2012, 07:49 AM   #9
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Just lock and key. And no way to secure the flybridge chartplotter.

But, I have insurance.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #10
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In addition to our night time cruiser-truck patrolled (with flashing red light on its top) and well lighted locked-gate dock area, we leave our Tolly “locked – un locked”. In other words, the port slider is secured from inside with no lock showing on exterior and starboard slider (our entry, where the boarding steps are – see avatar) shows an inset lock that looks like it might be locked but actually isn’t so door can be slid open. Also, hand rail entry area is firmly held in place with bands that deter lifting it. Reason... Found a long time ago that locks are only good for helping to keep honest people honest. If a crook arrives with decision to get into our Tolly and/or other boats at our dock they will have pry bar or hammer to gain quick access if a door won’t slide open. I’d rather have windows and doors OK if an A-Hole wants to rip us off. If crooks decide to they get in one way or the other! Guaranteed!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:31 AM   #11
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If crooks decide to they get in one way or the other! Guaranteed!!
That's what the county sheriff told me also.

My econ prof in college was an ex-insurance company suit. He advised to insure the h*ll out of it and forget it.
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I see the advantage of avoiding property damage by leaving things unlocked (done that) but I wonder if your insurance company would say one didn't take due diligence to prevent a loss. Don't know, myself.

The two times people broke into my unlocked vehicle parked by my home they took hidden tools, etcetera but did not damage the vehicle. Didn't bother to make insurance claims as losses were less than the deductible (and didn't want to raise my insurance rate.)

Forty-five-something years while in college, thief broked into my locked VW Bug on campus breaking a window and stealing an out-of-sight SLR camera.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:07 AM   #13
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That's what the county sheriff told me also.

My econ prof in college was an ex-insurance company suit. He advised to insure the h*ll out of it and forget it.
Met 3 old timers at different local marinas that told us essentially a combination of what you and Art said.

Take the really valuable stuff home with you. Insure it well, don't lock the doors and hatches, and spend the insurance money on new stuff. Hatches, windows, etc destroyed by pry-bars are difficult and time consuming to repair. The cost of damage to a locked boat is often twice the value of the stuff stolen.

If the boat was docked in front of my house I'd probably try an alarm system but the drug addicts in California seem immune to the noise. The police normally issue a report number to you for the insurance company over the phone anyway.
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I too have a ferocious animal standing guard.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:56 AM   #15
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Nice looking dog, Gemma. Sorry, but he/she doesn't look threatening.
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Mark, it was tongue in cheek. About as ferocious as your teddy bear and piglet. :-)
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Mark, it was tongue in cheek. About as ferocious as your teddy bear and piglet. :-)
Maybe but a German Shepherd Dog can do the job if they have a mind to. Most Dobermans are easy going but their reputation out weighs the truth.
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Here's our security on anti seagull duty.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #19
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Here's our security on anti seagull duty.
Vicious looking! I mean you not the dog. On second thought that looks like the Admiral and not you so they both look a bit sedate.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #20
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We aren't much for even locking the boat. When it was on the yard we took everything that wasn't glued down that we'd be sorry to lose out of it and had the doors locked. A friend had just had a TV stolen from his boat in that yard so it seemed prudent.

Where we are taking our boat Friday, we were warned to always park in the parking lot and not along the road as the tweakers only break into the cars along the road. No reports of thefts from the marina itself.
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