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Old 04 February 2011, 07:23   #11
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We sell these locks, very very good, not the cheapest but they have been proving to be about the best on the market.

http://www.outboardmotorlocks.co.uk/...t-volcano.html


And you get discount with us so they are 50.54 plus postage.
I have one of those fitted on mine, give it a bit of wd 40 now and then and the locking mechanism is fine, they look good as well
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Old 04 February 2011, 07:28   #12
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We sell these locks, very very good, not the cheapest but they have been proving to be about the best on the market.

http://www.outboardmotorlocks.co.uk/...t-volcano.html


And you get discount with us so they are 50.54 plus poatage.
They look pretty good, anybody got one, any thoughts?
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Old 04 February 2011, 07:31   #13
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a tracker is the only way to try to find it, over here the thieving b's use a chainsaw to cut the transom/well to take the o/b still attached thus leaving ur boat/rib with no engine & no transom..........


was told that if you remove the engine hood during long periods of storage & keep it some place away for ur boat, this MAY reduce the chance of ur engine being stolen as the cost for them to get a new hood is too much........but I would think that they then just steal a hood to match........??
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Old 04 February 2011, 07:40   #14
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a tracker is the only way to try to find it, over here the thieving b's use a chainsaw to cut the transom


Someone on here was going to fit one of the little GSM trackers from China inside their engine wiring. Not sure if they did or how they got on.

The Spot Hug might be an option, just looking at the specs and being less than 10cm square with a temperature tolerance of 85C it should be possible to hide one of those in amongst the wiring. The keypad is wireless, so no one will know where the actual tracker is hidden.

I still believe the best option is to keep the boat in a well-lit and populated area, ideally with passers by at random times of night.
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Old 04 February 2011, 07:55   #15
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They look pretty good, anybody got one, any thoughts?
If I remember rightly Jim, sorry Bedajim, had one. Seem to remember he wasn't too keen.....................
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Old 04 February 2011, 15:47   #16
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This makes me worry.. What happens if my engine is nicked? (92 Merc 150 v6) - how much would the insurance pay out? - I assume they wouldnt replace it with a new one, just pay current market value? - How would you get another, never seem to see old large motors for sale..

Come to think of it where to the thieving gits sell these stolen motors?
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outboard trackers

Having had two Yamaha's 250 stolen last year, and now that my insurance renewal is due, they are more or less insisting that I fit trackers to each of my replacement outboards. The obvious problems are:- keeping the tracker out of sight, battery life, and most importanly keeping it out of the heat of the engine. I have made a suggestion to the Brokers that when the boat is out of the water then the trackers are fitted to the engine and when in the water, on the boat, (I awaiting a reply on this) Coming back to the main point of this thread, "is their anybody out ther making a tracker for outboards, that insurers will accept. Please don't go down the lock route, can we please stick to the subject.
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Old 18 February 2011, 03:50   #18
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is their anybody out ther making a tracker for outboards, that insurers will accept.
The insurers are only just starting to come to terms with the need for trackers and other proactive measures, so you should find they accept any device that looks like it will help. Given time they will no doubt decide a standard.

A device like the Spot Hug will stand the temperature inside the cowl of most engines, but as you say having the option to move it to the boat during the season will help with that.

For power you would need to run an extra feed back to the engine from the batteries, most devices have a built in battery but this will not last the months needed.
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I had a 60 out of the water being fixed. was on the hard for 2 weeks , it was nicked, the night after it was fixed?! i was very suspect abotu that but couldnt prove anything.

9 months later the old bill found it and returned it to me

This I think is the best security, I know a couple of yards who use dogs for overnight security, just dont try to get at the boats once the gates are shut
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Just another thought, would your insurance company accept a loop of wire that runs to and back from the engine? That way a boat mounted system could be activated by removal of the engine.

Or are they after tracking of the engine once removed?
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