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Old 12 October 2009, 05:46   #1
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SIB/RIB Security?

I have applied for a space at a mariner to store my Inflatable so I don't have to inflate it each time. I will take the engine with me each time and fit it. But what measures can I take to prevent the boat being nicked?

I can get a trailer and secure it to that and then clamp the trailer but is this realy secure?
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Old 12 October 2009, 08:00   #2
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I'd suggest leave it pretty deflated - people will always go for nice stuffin good condition . If it looks like it has a puncture they will be more likely to ignore it - what I call 'Shiney syndrome' - if its shiny & good looking irrespective of what it is it will get pinched !
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Old 12 October 2009, 09:58   #3
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Get yourself a thick cover that covers complete sib lenght & width, the ones that has lateral straps the better, defelete sib as recommended by Blackroady to avoid shiney syndrome, theorically, cover and deflation should give a better peace of mind.

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Old 12 October 2009, 11:54   #4
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A stainless bicycle cable or chain and a hefty padlock will put most people off. If you have an eyebolt or U-bolt in the transom, go from there through a cleat on the dock. Anything visible should get most vandals/thieves to move on to the next target.

All you're trying to do is keep honest people honest. Anyone who really wants the boat will take it no matter what you do.


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Old 12 October 2009, 13:00   #5
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I have applied for a space at a mariner to store my Inflatable so I don't have to inflate it each time. I will take the engine with me each time and fit it. But what measures can I take to prevent the boat being nicked?

I can get a trailer and secure it to that and then clamp the trailer but is this realy secure?
Hi there mate just out of intrest were in hampshire are you? as i m after finding out place's to store inflates PORSTMOUTH area
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Old 12 October 2009, 13:13   #6
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Check your insurance policy and comply with that, probably needs wheel clamp lock and hitch lock. then as previously suggested padlock and chain the transom to the trailer. Sibs are a bit too portable to be secure!!
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Sorry; for some reason I read that you were leaving it in the water (not enough coffee, I guess...)

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i have used a length of plastic coated stainless steel wire ,bit like the rigging stuff on sailing boats with a couple of eye pieces crimped at each end ,and then i thread it through the drain trunk in the transom and padlock it to something solid ,ok if you want to moor up and go for a walk too and its a dodgy place ,unless the thieves happen to have bolt cutters ,but it stops it just being lifted by the casual thief.,,as the other posts suggest even if you deflate one side of the boat ,,to them it looks like could have a punture .
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Thanks for the ideas guys.
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