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Old 26 November 2014, 16:45   #11
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get a good quality chain and padlock such as Almax Security Chains Limited
and have the area where the chain will be laid once in use be soft ie grass sand ect as thieves spray them with plumbers freeze spray and smash them with hammer and chisel doesn't work if there's nothing hard under the chain
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Old 27 November 2014, 02:28   #12
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and have the area where the chain will be laid once in use be soft ie grass sand ect as thieves spray them with plumbers freeze spray and smash them with hammer and chisel doesn't work if there's nothing hard under the chain
Doesn't everyone own a battery powered grinder? There isn't much it won't whack thru in a few seconds. You can buy the best lock in the world, and the chain that it attaches to will be cut in a few seconds.
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Old 27 November 2014, 03:41   #13
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Doesn't everyone own a battery powered grinder? There isn't much it won't whack thru in a few seconds. You can buy the best lock in the world, and the chain that it attaches to will be cut in a few seconds.
I've got a sleeve that goes around my chain that works in the same way as chainsaw trousers, as the grinder starts to cut through it the sleeve chokes the grinder.....or so the sales blurb says.
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Old 27 November 2014, 03:44   #14
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I know nothing is going to stop a determined thief, it's more so that it puts off an opportunist. As I've said the insurance only requires a wheel clamp on the trailer.
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I know nothing is going to stop a determined thief, it's more so that it puts off an opportunist. As I've said the insurance only requires a wheel clamp on the trailer.
I position/fix/secure/remove big lumps of machinery for a living, & occasionally we get it wrong, when we do, we use one of these to correct our mistakes, & tbh there's not much stands in it's way, especially when fitted with a good quality 1mm slitting disc. It's quiet, powerful & deadlyYou can spend as much as you like on physical security, but the end result is that, a determined thief will just cause more damage removing your pride & joy. My advice would be to spend your money on GOOD insurance & comply with the minimum insurance security requirements.
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Old 16 December 2014, 04:25   #16
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Fair point. As I said before it was more of a visual deterrent against chancers who might want to just pick the sib up off the trailer, but I guess a hitchlock, wheel clamp and chaining the outboard to the trailer should be sufficient.
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chaining the outboard to the trailer
Hmm.... i might do this myself for that extra bit of security over winter.
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