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Old 22 February 2009, 13:12   #1
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Security Lock for Suzuki 250

There is a wonderful gang of criminals moving around Ireland from marina to marina stealing large outboards, 200,225,250’s, the bigger the better. Forget locking your boat to the transom with lock nuts and all that jazz, the b******s just cut the entire engine and lift the lot, yes they use high powered cutting equipment to rip of the engine. It’s been rumoured that they are an eastern European gang and no job is too big or small.
Hence I need advice; the only way I see to secure your outboard is with a locking device secured to an external object the ground or heavy object.

Any suggestion or ideas welcome?

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Old 22 February 2009, 13:41   #2
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Tell the marina operators that if your OB goes missing that you're gonna hold them responsible. I'm sure that you pay enough in marina fees, they can sort out some security.
An Eastern European security guard might not be the way to go.
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Old 22 February 2009, 13:56   #3
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you can get a tracking device fitted . I have heard of this being fitted to many of the bigger engines . I know this is probably not what you are after but at least if it goes you can track the bugger . it does work and have seen it in a few marinas in florida were I have worked .cheers
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Old 22 February 2009, 16:06   #4
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These look ok on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GPS-Vehicle-Bo...1%7C240%3A1318

It will text you if someone cuts the battery cables too so you will know straight a way that someone has just chainsawed your transom

definately worth the £130.00
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What to do - apart from keep 24hr watch on your boat, i believe all locks, chains etc would be cut using the equipment they have so something tracker like would be the only way.
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There is a wonderful gang of criminals moving around Ireland from marina to marina stealing large outboards, 200,225,250’s, the bigger the better. Forget locking your boat to the transom with lock nuts and all that jazz, the b******s just cut the entire engine and lift the lot, yes they use high powered cutting equipment to rip of the engine. It’s been rumoured that they are an eastern European gang and no job is too big or small.
Hence I need advice; the only way I see to secure your outboard is with a locking device secured to an external object the ground or heavy object.

Any suggestion or ideas welcome?

Thanks

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Honestly?

It's not very constructive to say it, but if they want it that badly, they'll take it. Just make sure there's no reason insurance can refuse to pay out and hope.
By all means fit a tracker, but be aware the solely GSM type work on a rough triangulation to the nearest repeater stations. They have a huge variance in accuracy unless in a city-and if it's in a garage it could be anywhere within several streets. Some quote a 6 mile radius in the country.

Obviously if it's got it's own inbuilt GPS receiver it's different.
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Old 22 February 2009, 20:18   #7
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Put it outside your house and get a nice big dog and make all wombs self defence
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Old 23 February 2009, 06:56   #8
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What Nos said ....... - if they want it they will get it ..... somehow
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I'm not sure I'd want to know the exact moment my motor is being nicked. The last thing I'd fancy doing is rushing down to the marina to confront a gang of pro criminals. Let them have it if they're that determined. I suppose security markings may be of use for future reclaiming if you ever do track it down.
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I'm not sure I'd want to know the exact moment my motor is being nicked. The last thing I'd fancy doing is rushing down to the marina to confront a gang of pro criminals. Let them have it if they're that determined. I suppose security markings may be of use for future reclaiming if you ever do track it down.
Come on where is your spirit of adventure?

I would happily take them on in my Land Rover - I bet they will have a white van!!!

Old flares come in handy as well.........
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