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Old 03 May 2008, 10:59   #1
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small boat security

got a new small rib arriving soon and i wanted to make sure it won't be nicked of my mooring outside my house like my last one!!
Before they cut through security cable with bolt croppers and towed it off.

i have heard of security cable with built in alarm which might help. anybody have any experience with these or any better suggestions?
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GSM alarm. Search ebay for them.
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GSM alarm. Search ebay for them.
there's alot of them on ebay, which one did you get?

i guess the smallest and simplest would be better for me.

good idea though!
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I haven't yet-it's on the list though.I was looking at the smallest and simplest ones too. I think whatever I do get will have to be put in a waterproof tub like the tesco food containers with a gasket round the rim.
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someone told me they use them on motor bikes, so i guess they must be weather proofed and durable!
i'll have to look around..
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this looks good but a little too expensive for my new rib (less than 4 metres)
http://microactive.net/catalog/produ...products_id=57
i need something compact, simple, and easy to fit!
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Small boat security

When I kept my boat on a river mooring (almost at the end of the garden) I used to chain it to the bollard.... But I also had a sneaky secret anchor that lived on the river bed, when I untied I clipped the chain to the bank and when I got back I padlocked it to a D ring on the transom.

The idea being that the light fingered boater would see the chain to the bollard and cut that, then think that life was fine and head off. The anchor chain would not be easily visible so they would tug and tug with little effect and eventually make so much noise that they would get edgy.
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anyone try one of these before www.lockalarm.com ?
simple enough i guess, but just might do the trick when the boats moored up or even on the trailer!
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bought this in the end http://www.lockalarm.com/lockalarmcablelo.html
hopefully it'll do the trick! it'll certainly let me sleep a little easier thats for sure.
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So what's to stop the theif from attacking the alarm unit with a sledge hammer before they cut the wire? They could wrap sound proof material around the alarm to subdue the noise of the Siren.

Much better to get everything insured and comply with the insurance policy in terms of wheel clamps, outboard locks and hitch locks.
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