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Old 03 October 2014, 06:03   #11
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You reckon Velcro beats Hinges and catches?!.. For holding seats tops in place?? Yeah right!
Maybe they're just badly designed?..the thought of relying on Velcro to keep you,and yours secure on long rough passage,with all the forces involved..Nah!
...Put quality locking catches on and they won't go anywhere....and another pluss!.. neither will your Kit
tbh if its that rough, i'm standing not sitting so makes no odds. and yes the seats stay put with velcro.
As to security, if you don't want to loose it, don't leave it in a boat, locked or not, give me a set of bolt croppers or battery angle grinder and i'm in no matter how quality your locks or catches are.
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Old 03 October 2014, 06:37   #12
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tbh if its that rough, i'm standing not sitting so makes no odds. and yes the seats stay put with velcro.
As to security, if you don't want to loose it, don't leave it in a boat, locked or not, give me a set of bolt croppers or battery angle grinder and i'm in no matter how quality your locks or catches are.
You'll find most thefts from boats are of the opportunist impulse variety...the same for most types of theft..my philosophy being don't give Fkers the chance in the first place!
Of course anyone one can get into ANYWHERE Boat..House..or Bank!..with enough kit an the time!..BUt I most certainly DON'T see many people securing their properties or valuables against burglars,and Bad guys with VELCRO!! or maybe you do?
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Old 03 October 2014, 06:54   #13
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You'll find most thefts from boats are of the opportunist impulse variety...the same for most types of theft..my philosophy being don't give Fkers the chance in the first place!
Of course anyone one can get into ANYWHERE Boat..House..or Bank!..with enough kit an the time!..BUt I most certainly DON'T see many people securing their properties or valuables against burglars,and Bad guys with VELCRO!! or maybe you do?
As i said i don't leave valuables int he boat period, Velcro or not makes no difference as the valuables are not there.

the OP was talking about "covered cushions " not the crown jewels, or even seats, but cushions, pls to show me how to screw hinges to cushions, never seen a seat cushion with a padlock and chain.
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Old 03 October 2014, 09:34   #14
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You reckon Velcro beats Hinges and catches?!.. For holding seats tops in place?? Yeah right!
Yeah right. The effort it required to pull my Velcro'd bases off after someone has sat on them for ten mins would pull the screws/bolts clean out of your hinges. No sea condition would shift them a mil. Whether you believe me or not is by the by.
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I most certainly DON'T see many people securing their properties or valuables against burglars,and Bad guys with VELCRO!! or maybe you do?
Silly comment.

If a thieving git wants access to your pod, your catches,latches and hinges won't even slow him down. The difference being, you've lost your kit and have a lot of damage to put right, I've just lost my kit.
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Provided someone isn't watching you chuck your mobile phone, vhf, wallet, car keys in the console - your opportunist blagger arrives to see two boats on a pontoon. One has a lock on its catches the other seems to have nothing... Which boat will he assume has something worth blagging?
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Old 04 October 2014, 06:56   #18
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Have to agree with this thought, I used to lock lockers but do not bother any more as I recon if you see its locked there is a better bet there is something worth nicking! + the damage in getting in to the locker will be more expensive than what was nicked!
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My preferred option would be to lock but for the lock to not be visible... So you don't have a big flag saying rob me but also means someone just passing can open it...
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