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Old 07 October 2015, 17:54   #1
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Hi,
just wondering what you guys do when mooring up your sib for a couple of hours on a pontoon, jetty, or river bank, while you go for lunch etc.
I ran a cable lock through outboard and fuel tank, but boat could still be taken easily enough I reckon, any other tips? Insurance aside,
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Old 07 October 2015, 18:11   #2
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Given that a Tealeaf can just walk away with your boat, it's a tricky one.

I generally remove the killcord and the fuel line, lock the outboard screws and hope for the best. If you have a deadeye on the transom and you weave the cable lock through that and the engine and the shore, you will deter a determined thief for approx. 10 seconds.

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Given that a Tealeaf can just walk away with your boat, it's a tricky one.
As in pull it onto a pontoon and with a boxcutter knife, remove the engine and transom together in ten seconds and walk away with them.

IMO, there is no security with SIBS and not too much with RIBs...
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Andy, not a particularly helpful answer but my solution is not to leave the boat ashore, out of sight, in areas where it is likely to get nicked. If I HAD to leave it out of sight in a busy town I'd do as willk suggests, and in a really bad place use a bike lock to secure a strong point to the pontoon. Of course that won't stop a determined thief, might piss off anyone who needs to move your boat, and doesn't stop the sort of vandalism that could write off a sib in 60 seconds with a Stanley knife.
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Yes that's what I thought.. so sandwiches it is then, or if I do go for a pub lunch, make sure iv got cash for a ferry/cab home!!
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When leaving my SIB unattended I like to leave my old man's Bull Terrier (un-fed) in the SIB.
Got to muzzle him to stop him chewing and tearing up the tubes tho!
His bark and demeanor are deterrent enough!
I then take my. 308 Ruger hunting rifle with me and set it up on its bipod and keep watchful eye from 400 yards.
Never had any issues:-)
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Yes that's what I thought.. so sandwiches it is then, or if I do go for a pub lunch, make sure iv got cash for a ferry/cab home!!
No just take your sib somewhere nicer!
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>>> my solution is not to leave the boat ashore, out of sight, in areas where it is likely to get nicked.

I try and do this too. Both in the home area and on holiday in Scotland we try and operate from and visit places where there is visibility of the boat on pontoon or foreshore.

If it is going to be out of sight for a while the outboard is locked to the boat and I pull the plug leads off... but either can be quickly overcome by the determined.

I never lock the boat to a pontoon these days as I grew up with much larger craft where there were legitimate situations where others may want to move your boat and preventing this was bad form.
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As others have said if someone wants it then there is not much you can do TBH except swallow the risk.

Our 'main' SIB holiday is on the Dart and when you go there and see dozens and dozens of SIB's tied up all over the place not to mention hundreds upon hundreds of RIB's/other boats on floating moorings or in marinas then it's simple to be away with anything within seconds.

I just padlock the engine clamps together as this is an insurance requirement and take/cover up anything obviously nickable.
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No just take your sib somewhere nicer!
That's the one!
Relaxe....And Keep it well insured!
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