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Old 11 May 2013, 13:43   #1
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Met another ribber at Port Edgar today only to hear his engine was stolen 2 weeks ago, and the boat next to him the day after - and they cut the transom to bits to get the 2nd outboard away quickly. Boats were on their trailers within Port Edgar Marina. They have now put up a kind of security fence around most of the RIBs.

Watch your gear....
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Old 11 May 2013, 16:42   #2
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Dirty swines. Doesn't look too good for port Edgar's reputation. Another example of pointless outboard locks.
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Old 11 May 2013, 20:50   #3
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An a thot Glesga wiz the crime capitl al an aa.....

Joking asude the bottom line here is nowhere is safe. If the thieving b*st*rds want it the best you can do is make it as chuffing difficult as possible to nick. problem is chainsawing the transom is something that is pretty un protectable.

I just hope the insurance bods play ball.....
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Maybe the manufacturers should build-in a couple of concrete re-bars across the transom (hardened stainless rod would be even better). It would deter those with a chain saw. Thieves using a Saws-All or K-saw would be slowed done enough that they might give it up.

It wouldn't add that much weight to the boat.
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Stainless steel pad with a top section along the transom top would certainly cause an issue.
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