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Old 16 February 2005, 10:40   #1
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Forgive my looking a bit of a numpty - but I've just bought a RIB (5.8m) as my first boat - and have been advised to keep it secure - now what is defined as secure - I'm thinking wheelclamp, hitchlock, & engine locks - is that good enough (for example when it's in the marina - or in storage, with locked gates & CCTV) or should I electrify it & tie a rottwieler to it as well ?!!

I know that if someone really wants it they'll have it - but just looking for some advice really - security without being paranoid, what do you guys do ?

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You are thinking along the right lines , but the one thing you must do is satisfy your insurers . ( You have insured it I take it ? ) .After that you can go high-Tech with various GPS / Radio technologies .
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Old 16 February 2005, 11:32   #3
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When you have the space somewhere up in your console, I would reccomend you to buy a gps/cellphone transmitter.
Essential for this is that you have a space where a thief would or could not inspect easely.
I've got one that gives a signal when the battery from the engine is disconnected and when the boat is taken from her place for about 5 mtrs.
You will get a message on your cellphone or you can connect your system to a securitycompany.


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Yep! I agree your thinking along the right lines. However I think electrification and Rottweiler is OTT
You may also consider chipping it as per Motorcycles I know it won't stop the theft but may aide recovery should the wordt happen.

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Old 16 February 2005, 11:47   #5
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The best thing about the gps system is that with a litlle luck and help you can find your boat back and use it the next day.
I've got three dogs on board and that's six ears, that realy helps a lot!!

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When you have the space somewhere up in your console, I would reccomend you to buy a gps/cellphone transmitter.
Essential for this is that you have a space where a thief would or could not inspect easely.
I've got one that gives a signal when the battery from the engine is disconnected and when the boat is taken from her place for about 5 mtrs.
You will get a message on your cellphone or you can connect your system to a securitycompany.


Good luck.

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Any chance of a link to the product please Dan??

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Any chance of a link to the product please Dan??

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try this Tracker
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Old 16 February 2005, 15:59   #8
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Arm it with high explosives, rearly in life is there a situation that cant be resolved with enough high explosive

And i dont expect they'll be coming back for the GPS either
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Any chance of a link to the product please Dan??

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Yes, I can give you lots of links but they are all supliers in Holland so I don't know if that'll help you.
I've got mine trough de Yamaha dealership.

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Links in Holland would help to know what the product is called..

I had a look at the tracker, thanks CJL, can't work out if thats like the thing Danny uses.. But the tracker seemed rather expensive..
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