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Old 02-23-2021, 02:23 PM   #1
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Thinking about getting vessel tracking. What device and or service do you have that you are happy with?
Appreciate the input.
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Old 02-23-2021, 03:00 PM   #2
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Not exactly sure what you're looking for, but have you checked out Marinetraffic.com?
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Old 02-23-2021, 03:27 PM   #3
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I assume as above AIS. Are you talking about a free app? Or are you referring to installing a "receive only" unit? Or are you talking about sending and receiving AIS information.

Marine Traffic mentioned above is a good free app. A number in British Columbia who are non-boaters will use it to track our BC Ferries to figure out when the ferry they are waiting for is going to arrive. Note: there can be lags in receiving the data.
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We can track our boat with 4 independent different systems. The first 3 are real-time over different cellular networks, and the 4th is delayed via VHF and land based stations.

1. SirenMarine
2. Victron VRM Portal
3. NEBO Global Vessel Logging
4. Marine Traffic (Delayed via AIS)

All of them work exceptionally well!

The first 3 are on 24/7, fused directly to battery buses. They are also scattered around the boat so a thief would need to go looking for them and start clipping wires in the looomed harnesses.

I guess I just gave someone a starting point to boost our boat, o well..... lol
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Old 02-23-2021, 04:10 PM   #5
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Sorry for not being clear. Iím looking for a system that tracks your vessel when it is stolen and the thieves are smart enough not to turn on the electronics.
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Is theft of ďhighĒ speed trawlers a problem? At the dock we leave our boat unlocked with the keys in the ignition switches. When we travel we do lock the boat. But at 10 mph they arenít going to get very far with it.
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Sorry for not being clear. Iím looking for a system that tracks your vessel when it is stolen and the thieves are smart enough not to turn on the electronics.
I'm currently adding a Siren Marine system. Looked to be the best component quality of the 6 or 7 I looked at. One nice feature is the remote engine shutdown from your smartphone, at a time and place of your choosing. Hope I never need to use it, but I'm sure it will piss the perpetrators off. Siren Marine probably isn't aware of this feature, but I figured out how to do it.

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So the pissed thief opens a seacock and watches as it goes down!!
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So the pissed thief opens a seacock and watches as it goes down!!
I only have one and it's already open.

Actually, I was planning on letting a law enforcement boat get close and then shutting the engine down.

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Must be something out there, you can purchase trackers for dogs.
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