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Old 07 January 2007, 17:07   #1
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Best security for RIBs

What is the best way to secure your rib from being nicked and indeed ensuring no one nicks the engine.?

I have just bought a 5.25 on a trailer with a 90 outboard on the back and am currently looking for indoor storage somewhere in Gloucestershire however until I find somewhere suitable I can store the RIB at a friends farm however it would be outdoors (with a full cover)

What works?

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Old 07 January 2007, 17:27   #2
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Sad to say but you can't stop anything being stolen if some one really wants it. You probably already know this.
On my RIB I have Three wheel locks on two wheels. A chain through one of the wheels. A built in hitchlock, I try and always leave a car in front of it on the drive and because I'm a shift worker somebody is around most of the time. My greatest worry is some scrote knifing it whilst its at the house.

When I'm using it. I worry about coming back to no trailer and when its moored up I don't go too far from it and keep taking a walk back to it if its out of site. My mate has a Krooklock for his steering wheel on the boat. Only person I know who does it but its a good idea.

My next security item is going to be CCTV. Thats become quite cheap now. Other than that I pray and make sure I meet the minimum requirements of my insurance. (Fingers crossed)
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Old 07 January 2007, 17:35   #3
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and make sure I meet the minimum requirements of my insurance
Apart from the general hassle of a mishap, that's the most important one. Check your policy carefully to make sure you comply. May include
- hitch lock
- trailer wheel clamp (SAS type thing)
- chain securing trailer frame to secure ground anchor
- engine lock (eg bolt lock or locking bar)
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Datatag and /or alphadot it and make sure the datatag warning stickers are really obvious.

It'll be hot forever if a thief steals it-and they know it so are less likely to touch it. It's fairly easy to get around most security if you know how-but it's useless them stealing something they can't sell.
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BTW, If it's on a farm temporarily then put it somewhere with a tractor that's too muddy for them to tow it out with a 4x4 and a bit of rope.
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Best Security for Rib

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Offer me another few Ł's and i'll throw in the german sheppard Chris She comes with her own life jacket
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Old 08 January 2007, 16:21   #8
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Deal Martin! you can have my Goofy Labrador in return
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Take the wheels off the trailer?

What thief brings wheel's with them when going to rob a boat?
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Take the wheels off the trailer?

What thief brings wheel's with them when going to rob a boat?
One that's cased it first.


I'm not saying it's not got merits though-it'd deter a casual thief.
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