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Old 27 February 2009, 16:22   #21
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Have you not made it a little easier for them, cut the engine off start the roller, lift the engine onto the roller and away
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Old 27 February 2009, 17:13   #22
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Here’s what I did, 2 boron steel chains and 2 boron hardened locks. I secured first the chain around the engine between the two wings above the cavatation plate. The first chain is nice and snug and the first lock will lock the first chain and secures the end of the second chain. I then secured the second chain to a ground anchor, in my case a very second hand roller, but very effective.

If anybody has any better ideas please post, we have to make it very difficult or impossible if we can for these criminals to steal our engines!!!

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Yes,

Secure it to something solid, not a ring that can be cut in 5 seconds making it nice and easy to lift the engine by the chain.
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Old 28 February 2009, 10:49   #23
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Yah, yah,,,,,,you seem to know quite a lot about this cutting and lifting business and how easy it is to cut through certain materials, even down to quoting times!!! Are your sure your not of eastern European extraction and the owner of a white van or two? Where did you get the engine of your????

Come on lads your can do better,,,,, any good ideas???

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Yah, yah,,,,,,you seem to know quite a lot about this cutting and lifting business and how easy it is to cut through certain materials, even down to quoting times!!! Are your sure your not of eastern European extraction and the owner of a white van or two? Where did you get the engine of your????

Come on lads your can do better,,,,, any good ideas???

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It's not rocket science-your expensive chains and locks are only as good as the material you lock them to. Mild steel isn't going to stand up to attack for long.Thieves carry big bolt crops and oxy-acetylene portapaks these days.

If you really want to stop them, leave the boat somewhere they can't see it-or somewhere it's hard to get anything to to move the engine into their white van.
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Old 28 February 2009, 15:01   #25
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It's not rocket science-your expensive chains and locks are only as good as the material you lock them to. Mild steel isn't going to stand up to attack for long.Thieves carry big bolt crops and oxy-acetylene portapaks these days.

If you really want to stop them, leave the boat somewhere they can't see it-or somewhere it's hard to get anything to to move the engine into their white van.


Yep I agree. Get your boat - engine and all into something you know you can secure and that no-one can see whats in there. Then secure the building up. Another idea is to get it against something like a wall and make sure the boat cant be moved so that its damn hard for them to get the white van anywhere near it to get it in.
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Here’s what I did, 2 boron steel chains and 2 boron hardened locks. I secured first the chain around the engine between the two wings above the cavatation plate. The first chain is nice and snug and the first lock will lock the first chain and secures the end of the second chain. I then secured the second chain to a ground anchor, in my case a very second hand roller, but very effective.

If anybody has any better ideas please post, we have to make it very difficult or impossible if we can for these criminals to steal our engines!!!

Happy and Secure boating...

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Use zip ties
No seriously, if they have the gear and man power to cut your engine off, and lift it to a van then the chain will just be a minute job.
Installing CTV whey up high where they can't get to it is a better deterrent but.....
Does anyone live close by who you can ask to keep an eye on it? Or if it's in near a dock, see if there's any live aboards who will keep an eye out.
My dad lives on his boat and he's a nosey old bugger so the whole dock feel safer and he's had the odd bottle of whiskey thrown, I mean given to him when a local smackhead was nicking electrics. And through my dad's watchful eye he went down for it plus other thefts. The bloke was amazing though, he walked into the Nautical college and stole the flat screen TV in the canteen in broad daylight!
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Old 01 March 2009, 07:57   #27
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Thanks for all the good comments and suggestions, a secure location is the business, out of sight out of mind, but not all of us have that luxury, so it’s the locks and chains for me for the moment, until someone comes up with a better product solution. I was considering buying a bank and storing it there, and you know that could be a possibility soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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