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Old 02 March 2007, 10:52   #31
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Will have a look into that!!! My main concern was that they had thrown the clamp in the boat which could have meant that the insurance company would have had no proof of it being on the wheel!! A huge concern of mine!!
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Old 02 March 2007, 11:12   #32
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Although, forensics being what they are, you've got to initiate action from the right perspective, as well. Th old "shoot 'em outside and drag 'em back in the house" doesn't go over too well with the authorities.

I suppose if the hole in the back is the size of a nickel, but the one in the front of the chest is the size of a dinner plate, they might be a little suspicious of the 'self defence' explanation.
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Old 02 March 2007, 11:21   #33
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Sod shooting them-I've found a far better way to deal with thieves...

The mrs won't let me have them though. Spoilsport
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Old 02 March 2007, 11:27   #34
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Wheel locks seem to be fairly common over there, I have NEVER seen one used here on a boat trailer. How about you?
Nope; never have; at leaast not the clamp-on type of locks that our UK friends seem to talk about. When I've been on extended vacations, I use a bicycle cable through one wheel and around the trailer frame, in addition to a coupler lock (which are pretty worthless if someone wants the boat - take off coupler and install an unsecured one: 3 or 4 minutes and you're done.)

I figure insurance is probably the cheapest option. There is no security hardware that can't be defeated. Best you can hope for is to make it look difficult enough that they'll pass on to the next boat. But if they want yours, well...

Nos: Did you dig those things up in some Dark Ages Museum?

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Nos: You're on the right track there, mind you some of the more motivated thieves might just gnaw their leg off at the ankle - then you'd have the SPCT (society for the prevention of cruelty to thieves) on your case.
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