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Old 17 May 2011, 07:11   #1
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Rib Thefts - Special Offer from Datatag UK

I chatted to Datatag today which is the theft protection service I use about the increasing Rib thefts. They have agreed to give Rib Forum members a discount on their service.

To take them up on the offer see the details below;

Hi Mark

Nice to speak with you this morning, as discussed we are happy to support the forum with a special offer, understanding that there is a particular issue in this sector. Please find a copy of the packaging attached.

The offer is valid from today until the last working day of June, which is June 30th.

The offer is for our "Thatcham approved" Marine Security System which is 69.99, we will offer a discount of 20% and free postage and packaging. The price will be 55.99 including VAT and including p&p

To obtain a system at this discounted rate, Forum members will need to phone direct on 01932 796 788 with either a debit or credit card and quote reference "Datatag RIB11"

Trust this is acceptable and welcome your support.

Regards

Chris Harrison
Sales Director

DATATAG UK
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Old 17 May 2011, 07:21   #2
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Do I understand the DataTag system, in that its a passive system.
It only works if the boat has been found, but wont tell you where it actually is?
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Old 17 May 2011, 07:42   #3
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nice work, thanks boris
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Old 17 May 2011, 07:47   #4
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Do I understand the DataTag system, in that its a passive system.
It only works if the boat has been found, but wont tell you where it actually is?
Thats as I understand it , but the 'tags' are virtually impossible to find/remove from the boat -so they tend to be stolen less as 'if' found the tag will always show the boats real/true owner.

The thieves will move on to another boat as a result. Its a condition of most decent Jetski insurances the craft is tagged.

Again good work Mark and for that price hard to say no.

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Do I understand the DataTag system, in that its a passive system.
It only works if the boat has been found, but wont tell you where it actually is?
Yes your correct, however I use it on my boat and I see the main benefit is as a detterence, thieves would rather move to a non datataged boat or outboard to pinch rather than waisting alot of time searching for microdots and transponders. In a nutshell you hide a couple of transponders in the boat or outboard, then place with a brush lots and lots of microdots in your electronic items or elsewhere, register your details with Datatag which are then linked to the microdots and transponder identifying numbers, finally stick a couple of stickers on the boat telling everyone it is datatagged and the unique ident on your hull or console if you want to and thats it. Thieves will not want to mess about and will move to a unprotected boat to pinch.
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Old 17 May 2011, 08:09   #6
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sounds like the ideal combo is the Datatag stuff.
(thanks for working out that deal btw )
Combined with the TK 102 Tracker.
Sounds like you could get a fairly comprehensive security system together
for about 115.00
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Old 17 May 2011, 08:56   #7
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how would the thieves know you have this and not nick it anyway?

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how would the thieves know you have this and not nick it anyway?

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a couple of stickers
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as far as I see it...
if someone wants to take your boat - wherever it is,
they will be able to do it.
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.
When I read the posts of those who have had ther boats stolen,
I dont think any of them would have baulked at 115 for a tracker
and datatag in retrospect.
Lets face it - price of even an average outboard, its like having a Fiat Uno on the Transom.
You would lock and alarm a car.

Incidentally - anyone on here had a boat nicked with a tracker fitted and recovered it? be nice to know it works in practice !
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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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