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Old 19 July 2011, 02:37   #1
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So what's in a marine Datatag kit?

I've had datatag for years on motorbikes, the kit includes transponders that give an identification code when interrogated, "microdots" for scattering around the bike and parts, warning stickers, and stencils for etching a subtle code onto bodywork, etc - and as it's etched it can't easily be removed (and whereas it used to be numbers formed as subtle dots, I believe it's now UV-visible only so doesn't detract from the cosmetics!)

Does the marine pack have the same or does it omit the etching? Just seems to me that having an indelible code on the console,outboard, electronics, etc, would be well worth having. If the marine kit doesn't have it, any reason not to use the motorcycle kit (which seems to be about the same price)?
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Old 19 July 2011, 02:43   #2
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You get:-
2 microchip transponders (grain of rice type)
1 Self adhesive transponder (sticky label)
1 tube of microdots in DNA glue
2 vinyl cut ID numbers, number plate ish size, similar to an ssr number.
a couple of other stickers & labels & registration paperwork.
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Old 19 July 2011, 02:46   #3
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What price do these come in at and which is the best make to go for ??
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iirc about 47. There was a thread on here a couple of months ago with a ribnet discount. Afaik there is only one brand & that's Datatag

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Thanks for the answer!

Interesting they provide vinyl stickers rather than the etching kit they do for bikes. Number plate size sounds a bit large, while I can't see that vinyl numbers are too secure (presumaby the thieves can just peel them off? Or is there more to it than that?). Clearly the transponders, microdots, warning stickers, etc provide the security as well, but think I may go for the bike kit instead...
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