Originally Posted by dubrus
i was assuming it was slightly more indepth than that-perhaps a statue on the bow or something!!! :-)
fully agree at end of day if they really want it they will take it but every deterent has to help.
a tracker hidden onboard somewhere and this is as good as you could manage realistically with little money-nice job on discount.
I think different people will have different needs for security, if your boat is usually on a trailer then those are the ones most at risk as most are being pinched on trailers. Datatag will help to deter the thief due to the time it would take trying to remove all the micro dots, having said that if the boat goes abroad before anyone spots it then game over most likely. Trackers could be good if the thief does not have much time to remove them, problem is many people have had their boats pinched and not realised for several days. Good if your boat is at home or you visit the boat often or it has a facility to tell you when its been moved from a pre set area. Battery life or power could be an issue.
Several security measures and technology would be best bet, at the end of the day its down to risk.... some scenarios
Boat kept on Trailer at unmanned marina with no cctv or controlled access, no trailer security, no datatag, no tracker, owner only visits occaisonally
Boat kept on Dry Stack in Marina with CCTV, manned patrols, datatag and micro dots fitted, tracker fitted, owner uses boat regularly and well known to marina staff
Could be lots of combinations in between.