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Old 02 April 2005, 14:26   #1
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Security on a mooring

Hello Again....Its been a while!

Rib now fixed and ready to go after the theft last July!!!!...almost

Has anyone any tips for securing to a swinging mooring? I'm thinking along the lines of one of those B&Q wire strop things with a protective cover over the wire and a big padlock onto the D Ring. My problem is finding a marine padlock big enough to secure both ends of the wire and go through the D.

Any thoughts?

By the way....The toerag got something like 10 days inside....didn't grass on the big boys and I end up with a big premium on the insurance and the the 150 excess...........So make sure it's locked!

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Old 03 April 2005, 14:06   #2
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padlock sounds common sense, just make sure its waterproof!

I'd consider fitting some kind of hidden battery isolator too. My Delta was saved from the theiving buggers by having two isolators. They found the first one but couldn't find the second one! Shame the didn't cast off before they thought about staring her up!

A tracker is a good idea and it might calm the insurance premiums down a bit. We have installed the plant one on our fleet and they have had good success at recovering them. (if you want it back that is!)

Is there no CCTV in the area?

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Old 03 April 2005, 19:31   #3
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Hello all,

The best padlock and chain on the market right now is the ALMAX. All the motorcyclists in London swear by them... well, those who still have their bikes that is...

It is HUGE and HEAVY but it definitely does the job...
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Get one of THESE Runs of 12v,uses a combination of GPS and GSM. takes a pay as you go sim card, you can set up a "Geo Fence" around your boat of say 200 metres. if it notices the boat move outside that area it sends your phone a text message with its exact latitude/longitude which can be tracked on a website for free such as multimap.
The accurcy is scary. played hide-n-seek with the missus when i had it in my car as a test, she pinpointed me exactly in the pub beer garden!
Ive now made a battery backup system which self charges from the boat battery in case they were to dissconect the boat battery, it will keep the unit running for 24 hours. It also texts me if it sees the boat battery dissconected too.
Mounted it in the rib now hidden away, the gps seems very sensitive as it still gets a good signal inside my garage.

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Old 04 April 2005, 21:06   #5
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So now you've told everyone what to disconnect to steal your boat.....
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Not really!
by the time they find the box and even IF they get it open i will already know about it as they would have tripped the alarm.
anyway, where is the boat????
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Dog Tracker too

You can get one of those GPS/GSM trackers for your dog's collar too. Set your garden as the "legal" limit and when the postman leaves the gate open you get a text saying he''s scarpered.

Bloody clever what they can do now.
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yeah ive seen those, some give the dog an electric shock until it goes back home!
Straying from the topic a little!
PETER J what you do with swimming pools? im involved with pools too!
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Rib Security

Anyone any experience with a Car type steering lock. e.g. put the wheel at full lock and lock it of against the seat?

Make sense?

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You can get one of those GPS/GSM trackers for your dog's collar too. Set your garden as the "legal" limit and when the postman leaves the gate open you get a text saying he''s scarpered.

Bloody clever what they can do now.
I understand Mr Blair is also very interested in this - especially the electrocution versions!!!!
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