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Old 18 November 2017, 05:07   #1
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trackers and trailers

anyone experiance of trackers to mount on their rib or trailers
any good ?
worth the money.
seems like you have to subscribe to someone ???
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Old 18 November 2017, 09:32   #2
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Got one and I pay for sim top ups.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tk102b-SPY-...-/282623112351

Worth the money is subjective to how much value you put on the rib but it is quite cheap with the right sim payg deal and a tracker from eBay. If you don't want it for a few months then don't top up the sim

I have read the guys into serial stealing have blockers so it wouldn't do sod all potentially but that is same argument as don't lock your doors as they will only smash a window anyway. It only needs to be harder to steal than the boat next to it for your casual scumbag. If the pros want it then it is gone anyway.
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Old 18 November 2017, 11:50   #4
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thanks for that.
i agree that if they want your stuff then they will have it. i presume they would want it to sell so its in the scumbags interest to look after it so traking could be a good way to go. i dont think theres a point in advertising that you have a tracker as there aint that many places to hide one on a rib so if they knew one was fitted i presume they would soon find it and remove/trash it. ???
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The chances are if it is stole to sell then it is you going to be in a container within hours and a gps blocker used so your tracker will do nothing. If it works then Brucey bonus. Worst case I know the marina have moved my boat around

Whilst I won't say where mine is they would need to do some serious dismantling to get to it. I paid 35 quid for one and no power required obviously.

So, make the boat visibly harder to steal with a wheel clamp, hitch clamp and maybe chain, park next to a boat with none of those and you have done all you can.

Microchip is also worth doing as customs may scan it before leaving.
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... park next to a boat with none of those and you have done all you can.


Think I’ll go and move mine a little bit further away
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Think I’ll go and move mine a little bit further away
I moved you beside me earlier mate, we are all good. Jambo will have his ribcraft in soon if not already so you will be good too soon! If his tubes are fixed now then you are knackered again! It is all those shiney new seats and axle that has done you.
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I moved you beside me earlier mate, we are all good. Jambo will have his ribcraft in soon if not already so you will be good too soon! If his tubes are fixed now then you are knackered again! It is all those shiney new seats and axle that has done you.


Yep I'm in Paul but will be back out shortly to get tube done.
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Yep I'm in Paul but will be back out shortly to get tube done.
I seen the tubes at cammys other week, doesn't look that big a fix thankfully. May need to take the rubbing strip off I guess is hardest part.
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I seen the tubes at cammys other week, doesn't look that big a fix thankfully. May need to take the rubbing strip off I guess is hardest part.


Yes take it back a bit but not to bad a fix all round. Cheers mate. Take care. J
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Old 26 November 2017, 07:41   #11
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After trying a number of the cheaper TK102 versions of this - and all failing after relatively short but variable periods(GPS or phone network acquisition) I have found this version, albeit a few more $$$, has been very good. The Xexun serial check does prove it is genuine and there does seem to be a real difference between this and the clones. Giff Gaff is my network provider of choice for this application lol - others are available


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-...19.m1438.l2649

I am never certain whether 3G sims will work but the older 2G are still readily available
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...o+sim&_sacat=0
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I wonder if anyone has tried an “anywheresim” in these? Anywhere have network sharing agreements with all the networks so they will roam even in the UK so should achieve better coverage than other providers.
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After trying a number of the cheaper TK102 versions of this - and all failing after relatively short but variable periods(GPS or phone network acquisition) I have found this version, albeit a few more $$$, has been very good. The Xexun serial check does prove it is genuine and there does seem to be a real difference between this and the clones. Giff Gaff is my network provider of choice for this application lol - others are available


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-...19.m1438.l2649

I am never certain whether 3G sims will work but the older 2G are still readily available
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...o+sim&_sacat=0
Unfortunately there are a lot of fakes about but if you email the original company they will send you a good one direct. I'll dig out the details but mines is 3 years old now.
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The XT009 is genuine and has the advantage over the TK of being water"proof" . It has some functionality I don't use,, fuel pump cut off etc. Not wanting to risk a fault mid ocean 🤣
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Probably wise not connecting that yes

The difficulty i had was not finding the genuine unit, it is a reasonably priced sim payg.

I have an old one that only needs 10 quid every 90 days top up.

Not looked in a while but last check it was 30 days you have to top up to keep it live, maybe someone has ideas there for deals these days.
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I am never certain whether 3G sims will work but the older 2G are still readily available
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...o+sim&_sacat=0
Buy a TK102C for a 3G version but I think the 1000mA battery life is lower on 3G
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The difficulty i had was not finding the genuine unit, it is a reasonably priced sim payg.
GiffGaff - unlike any others I've found don't have a limit on credit, provided you make a chargeable call once every six months.

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/He.../td-p/15079600

For this application I wouldn't buy a goodybag (they do expire) - just get a free SIM (go to giffgaff.com and request one). Put £10 credit on. Use the SIM every 6 months.

Set an auto top up at say £2 of say £5 so that you never lose the ability to talk to it just at the wrong moment (like its on the back of a low loader on the way down the M74!)
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I was discussing these with last tango recently and something I wonder, would having one of these interfere with insurance process if some scumbag nicks it. I.e they delay paying out as the trace showed it ending up in South of France for arguments sake so need to wait on French police and UK police doing their thing ?????

Would be just like it, we try to basically help the insurance and they may use it as delay tactics...just putting that out there to see others thoughts.
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The XT009 is genuine and has the advantage over the TK of being water"proof" . It has some functionality I don't use,, fuel pump cut off etc. Not wanting to risk a fault mid ocean ��
Stick it onto your killcord wiring and make it a pre-start check to unplug the relay so you can't get a fault.

'Scuse me Officer, my boat's been nicked. It's floating around over there, and they've got no engine power
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Its a "NC" relay that goes "Open" when activated switching off the fuel pump by design.

For most Kill cords you need to go "NO" and "Close" to kill...
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