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Old 07 February 2018, 17:56   #1
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Wheel clamp suggestions

Well I went to take boat out and someone decided it was a good idea to break half the key off inside my clamp so a grinder was the key required.

My insurance don't really care what is used so open to suggestions of what the least crap one is?
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Old 07 February 2018, 20:46   #2
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They should be happier with 'sold secure' rated ones.

I think realistically it just boils down to what's more likely to get a payout by insurance if your boat is nicked, and what's easiest to fit. They don't do a lot apart from deter a casual idiot with a towbar.
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Hi Xk59D

I picked up a secondhand one of these for 45. Way, way better than the old cr@p I had.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Purplelin...kAAOSwMl9aVISM

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A few tips.
wheel locks it does not matter as they can all be removed. I take them off all the time for clients so as long as it can been seen it does the best job it can
hitch locks: far better , easy to put on but again the same problem
tracker sticker: costs around 2 quid and will put far more off.
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Well I went to take boat out and someone decided it was a good idea to break half the key off inside my clamp so a grinder was the key required.



My insurance don't really care what is used so open to suggestions of what the least crap one is?


I use one of these

eBay item number 183057271738
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tracker sticker: costs around 2 quid and will put far more off.

Where can I buy these?
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Old 09 February 2018, 10:20   #7
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tracker sticker: costs around 2 quid and will put far more off.

Where can I buy these?
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I'm not in the club of advertising trackers myself but to each their own.
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I'm not in the club of advertising trackers myself but to each their own.
I know what you mean...but on balance I prefer to put the fact you may have a tracker on show...its another layer to back up the security they can see...which we mostly agree is just a deterrent anyway...
After all,if you've got "Bottom Feeding" "ToeRags" stealing Boats and Or Engines in you're area...they are hardly going to be Top of the Criminal food chain inteligencia!

Stealing Boats and removing engines is not without its difficulties (especially the Bigger models) and is thankfully comparatively rare,and like a lot of petty crime often done on the spur of the moment.

If your pride and joy is well covered security wise and also advertised as Tracked they may well look for easier meat elsewhere.
If not..we fall back on insurance to pay out...which anecdotally I've not heard of many problems.
As you say P you pays yer money and takes your choice,it's whatever gives you the most peace of mind.
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