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Old 16 October 2005, 08:34   #1
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Chaining up

When I finally get my RIB I am hoping to keep it in a marina berth. I was thinking about chaining it to the pontoon in an attempt to stop it being nicked.

Anyone else done this sort of thing? Are there any tracker devices available?
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Old 16 October 2005, 10:00   #2
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When I finally get my RIB I am hoping to keep it in a marina berth. I was thinking about chaining it to the pontoon in an attempt to stop it being nicked.

Anyone else done this sort of thing? Are there any tracker devices available?
lots of people do so there is no harm in doing it, anything that helps stop thieves or makes their job harder has to be a good thing

i use heavy duty wire brade with loops made on the ends so i can thread it around a couple of key components etc as to use insurance approved chains would cost a bomb
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Those chains have come down a lot lately - you can pick them up for as little as 10 for 1.5m without a lock but you have to be very carefull - lot of cheap copies out there!!!
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Those chains have come down a lot lately - you can pick them up for as little as 10 for 1.5m without a lock but you have to be very carefull - lot of cheap copies out there!!!
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can you point me in the direction of some long insurance approved chains as i need some and if you know a place to get them i would be very grateful

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No harm in chaining, but very very rare for a boat to be nicked whils't on the water. It's a not easy for the thieves to get it onto a suitable trailer and away.Boats on
trailers are a different story. That's why trailer boats are so much more to insure than crane in crane out boats. I suppose a sib could be lifted out of the water.
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When I finally get my RIB I am hoping to keep it in a marina berth. I was thinking about chaining it to the pontoon in an attempt to stop it being nicked.

Anyone else done this sort of thing? Are there any tracker devices available?
Chain mine to the pontoon , tracker devices there are many , alpha dot is good and police approved.
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No harm in chaining, but very very rare for a boat to be nicked whils't on the water. It's a not easy for the thieves to get it onto a suitable trailer and away.
I think the peeps who had their ribs nicked from Bembridge Harbour a while back (5 as I remember in one night) would disagree with you. They were just hot-wired and driven out of the harbour.

If the insurance approved chains are as heavy as the one I use on my motorbike then you'll need an extra 25HP to carry the bloody thing about.

Only thought that occurs about chaining up in a marina - if the staff need to move your boat in a hurry( e.g. an adjacent fire or somesuch) they won't be able to or won't bother to.
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Ive researched the Tracking device thing quite heavilly.

This one seems to be the ideal one for a rib GPS Textracker

It combines very low power consumption with Geo Fence functionality (meaning it will text you an alert if its moved more than XX meters from its berth)
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Chain mine to the pontoon.
I thought East Cowes did that to stop someone nicking the cleat Tim..
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