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Old 15 May 2012, 05:08   #1
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Outboard anti theft devices?

Alright folks

Just renewing my RIB insurance and they are asking about an anti-theft device on my outboard? I've got a Yam 90 2 stroke. What sort of thing should I be looking at?

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Alright folks

Just renewing my RIB insurance and they are asking about an anti-theft device on my outboard? I've got a Yam 90 2 stroke. What sort of thing should I be looking at?

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Normally"insurance approved" anti-theft transom bolts. Easiest way would be to ask them what they require.
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One of these is what you want:

Black Dog Marine boat engines - outboard and inboard diesel and petrol motors installed

Just ordered one myself very well made and approved by the insurance. If you put ribnet into the checkout box you get 10% off too.
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I can confirm that they are a very robust lock. I think if you have one of them fitted it will be a chain saw job to get the engine

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I can confirm that they are a very robust lock. I think if you have one of them fitted it will be a chain saw job to get the engine

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Don't speak too soon!

Tbh, you just need something that is approved by your insurer more than anything, and take a photo of it on to ensure you're covered in a claim.

If they want to steal it, they will. Chainsaws have been used on transoms and most lock nuts just get ground off anyway.

Other option is a tracker, then you and/or police can go get it. But it's a cost benefit scenario.

A newish 4stroke 140-250 is worth tracking as its a significant amount of money and left anywhere outside unprotected, will eventually go! It's what the bigger professionals seem to be after!

An old Yam 90 is prob the less professional outfits choice, so bolts etc may deter that type of criminal hopefully.
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Cheers for the input fellas, I'll look into transom bolts. The boat+engine only cost 6500 so not gonna be fitting trackers or anything like that! I'll see what the insurance want and take it from there. Boat stays outside my house on a street with a dead end (we are the last house) so its only visible for those who visit the 15 or so houses round our end of the street, also it's a pretty small town so not overly worried about theft *touches wood* it's more just to keep me covered. My only concern is gypsy's. Sorry - I obviously meant the travelling community. How un-PC of me to single them out and suggest they are thieves, when in reality they are all good honest people who work hard and pay tax. Ahem.
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Cheers for the input fellas, I'll look into transom bolts. The boat+engine only cost 6500 so not gonna be fitting trackers or anything like that! I'll see what the insurance want and take it from there. Boat stays outside my house on a street with a dead end (we are the last house) so its only visible for those who visit the 15 or so houses round our end of the street, also it's a pretty small town so not overly worried about theft *touches wood* it's more just to keep me covered. My only concern is gypsy's. Sorry - I obviously meant the travelling community. How un-PC of me to single them out and suggest they are thieves, when in reality they are all good honest people who work hard and pay tax. Ahem.
Don't dismiss trackers too readily, they are now cheap & cost effective. We've had a couple of threads about them lately.
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Cheaper than trackers, fit transom lock bolt things and datatags/data dots which may help.

Datatag ID Limited Marine Boats and Ribs System
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Transom bolts are cheap quick and easy and v easy to take with you when you change your boat so they get our vote.

trackers are great but we would only recommend if the boat is your pride and joy and you want that boat and only that boat. Even then you might not get it back or back in the same condition so the choice is yours. oh what ever you do please take a pic of it fitted and keep the receipt as some insurance companies insist on this.

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trackers are great but we would only recommend if the boat is your pride and joy and you want that boat and only that boat.
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How so?
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