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Old 14 June 2005, 09:24   #1
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hello all, wondering if people know where i can find the security system that is like a chip which is planted on the boat, then if it goes missing, it can be activated and found using GPS tracking or somthing similar, is this possible, if so does anyone know where to find information about this, prices (important as money doesnt grow on trees, haha) also i get delivery of the humber ocean pro 6.3m this friday, taking her to scotland for two weeks, will be aweosme! jonathan
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Old 14 June 2005, 09:36   #2
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I have wondered the same. So reasurring when you take your boat for a service, 'have you got the key? Don't worry theres only 10 different keys'

GSM tracker

I am sure these are just mobile phones, so the answer is maybe to hide a phone on the boat, having already susbscribed to a tracking service.

Or check this out much more accurate GPS tracker
DOH! just realized this one is only able to be interrogated if you have it, not remotely.


Why can't engines have immoblisers, afterall they virtually have a cars engines management system.
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One of these mebbe?
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I've got one of these, after he's been on it for 5 mins nothing works and would be useless to anyone.
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I've got one of these, after he's been on it for 5 mins nothing works and would be useless to anyone.

LOL.

Cute kid.

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Yeah and the kid could drown without a lifejacket in those big seas
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I've got one of these, after he's been on it for 5 mins nothing works and would be useless to anyone.
I've got a spare one if anyone wants to borrow him!

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tcwozere, looked at the link you gave, and it looks good, part from it doesnt look very compact therefore surely a thief could just remove it, put it on a lorry and have you on a james bond style wild goose chase, ahha so maybe if there is a compact version!
how to secure a boat on trailer is virtually impossible as if they want it they will get it, there are ways around most security systems, like the hitch lock, the trailer could be bound instead to a towbar, so i have thought of ridiculous measures haha, take one wheel off, clamp the other, hitch lock, and chain the whole trailer to a metal hoopp embedded in concrete, haha. a small chip which could be hidden would be great, note to inventors!
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Old 14 June 2005, 14:10   #9
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...780479060&rd=1

Came across this - NOT for stopping it from being stolen but an excellent tracking unit that tells exactly where your car/boat etc has been - great for keeping tabs on someone - van drivers look out - the boss WILL get you!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...781902099&rd=1

This IS IT!!!!

And for 40!!!!

You need to register with this website

http://www.gsstrack.co.uk/

It costs 25p per location report.

Only trouble is accurate to about 100m but depends on signal - in some rural areas could only be accurate to a km or so!!!

The best systems are a lot more expensive - they require hefty subscription fees.

The system mentioned earlier looks pretty good - gps data sent via sms so you know exactly where they are.

http://www.findware.co.uk/gpstrackin...e_tracking.htm

These also look pretty good - damn it all - must have a system like this now - like the idea of getting the data to my pda - having said that I am more worried about stuff being nicked OFF my boat than the thing itself going missing!!!
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The problem with all those electronical protections is the power supply. If you don't use your boat for more than 2 weeks the battery will be dead...
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