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Old 05 April 2013, 05:53   #1
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I don't have a RIB but I've been thinking of getting one. The one thing that troubles me about owning one is their security.

If a RIB is moored in a harbour or marina or anchored just off the coast how secure is it?
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I don't have a RIB but I've been thinking of getting one. The one thing that troubles me about owning one is their security.

If a RIB is moored in a harbour or marina or anchored just off the coast how secure is it?
If it's moored or anchored then it's only secure all the time you have your eye's on it. In a Marina then depends what Marina, but most are as secure as you're gonna get with the RIB on the water but some are better than others. For instance Port Solent is a very secure Marina due to the Lock Gate.

You could try a Dry stack RIB storage or just trailer it from a more secure location?

Make sure you have a good insurance policy.
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I'm amazed how few RIBs get stollen from moorings, I guess you need the trailer to dispose of it, much easier for them to just take the whole rigs that's parked up ready to go.
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I'm amazed how few RIBs get stollen from moorings, I guess you need the trailer to dispose of it, much easier for them to just take the whole rigs that's parked up ready to go.
Its the engine they are after so they just tow it to land and then hack the engine off the transom.
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As above,

They're not going to be any more secure on a mooring than anything else. Maybe more desireable depending on what is moored around you.

It;s the old story - if it's in a place surrounded by similar stuff the theif will go for the easiest option.
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Not by any means saying a mooring is more secure, just surprised how few go missing from them. I just keep mine next to something posher!!
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Not by any means saying a mooring is more secure, just surprised how few go missing from them. I just keep mine next to something posher!!
When I moor at a marina overnight I use a motorbike lock / chain to lock the a-frame to the pontoon. I'm not sure how much of a deterrent it is but It makes me feel better
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