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Old 17 May 2011, 09:22   #11
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I am not convinced stickers and data tag are the answer or even enough of a deterrent. They are a means of verifying property is yours that is acceptable to the police. If you add in a tracking device as well, and geo fence the boat, then I would feel I had done as much as I could to safeguard the boat, afloat or on the trailer.
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:27   #12
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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.

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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

High Risk
Boat kept on Trailer at unmanned marina with no cctv or controlled access, no trailer security, no datatag, no tracker, owner only visits occaisonally

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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.
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...if your boat is usually on a trailer then those are the ones most at risk as most are being pinched on trailers...
I only use mine as a launching trolley - so I took the brakes off it...

If anyone nicks it - I'll find them in the field directly across the roundabout at the end of the estuary...


Seriously though - tracker and Datag for 115 - bargain!!
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Old 20 May 2011, 02:14   #15
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Seriously though - tracker and Datag for 115 - bargain!!
I don't think there's been a formal quote for the bulk buy tracker yet...my experience is that my single TK102 - well over a year ago - was 60 give or take the US$ exchange rate. If I remember correctly Xenun quote in US$ for payment via PayPal. Plus, 12 or so for the hard wire kit and 12 or so for postage from China: total 84.

Market forces may have driven the cost of the tracker down significantly but for a bulk buy where there may be 10 units the postage must be considered. The packaging of a TK102 is about 12 times the size of the tracker itself.
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Datatag kits have been on use for bikes and jetskis for years. It's not going to stop it being nicked but it may get you a discount on insurance and it may get you your boat back. Not sure what the retail price is because I no longer sell them, 55 seems pretty reasonable to me though.
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Sorry if I missed this?

Is the 115 cost from Datatag for both the marking system and a Tracker?

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Hi Gary...

The cost comes from me adding together the Datatag offer and the sort of price we would hope to get for one of the Chinese trackers.
115 not cast in stone.... just a ball park
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Sorry if I missed this?

Is the 115 cost from Datatag for both the marking system and a Tracker?
Sorry if I caused confusion - it was a figure made up of the 'maybe' cost of the tracker added to the datatag price - but I realise it's not set in stone. Apologies if I gave that impression.

However, for around that price (within 30 ish) - then it sounds good to me. Thanks to all the people who have been sorting this stuff out - outstanding!!
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Sorry if I caused confusion - it was a figure made up of the 'maybe' cost of the tracker added to the datatag price - but I realise it's not set in stone. Apologies if I gave that impression.

However, for around that price (within 30 ish) - then it sounds good to me. Thanks to all the people who have been sorting this stuff out - outstanding!!
No confusion. It all sounds good. Is there a best place to source the Tracker?

I think both things sound like a jolly good idea.

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