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Old 30 November 2012, 04:09   #11
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We are fitting more tracers these days, they are getting cheaper to buy and monitor. I think more insurance companies should start to offer discounts if one is professionally fitted.
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Old 30 November 2012, 04:36   #12
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We are fitting more tracers these days, they are getting cheaper to buy and monitor. I think more insurance companies should start to offer discounts if one is professionally fitted.
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Kieron, you hit the nail on the head, IF insurances companies offered good discounts for trackers fitted properly, i.e to Thatcham standards or similar.
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Old 30 November 2012, 05:55   #13
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Mick, sounds just like when 2 of my engines were stolen a few months ago from a yard in Southampton. They cut through two fences and made off with a total of three engines on foot over a steep railway embankment. They too must have "cased" the joint so they knew where to come in, where the cameras were etc. Post your serial number on here in case anyone googles it. One of mine was found in Poland by someone who googled the serial number with a view to buying it. Unfortunately it disappeared too quickly for the police to catch up, but you might have better luck!
Excellent idea to google any engine your thinking of buying.... Previously I wouldn't have thought of that! Definitely a top tip for all my future purchases to help try and stop these low life's!!
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Old 30 November 2012, 12:29   #14
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Heres an idea remove fly wheel for winter, store in your house.place sticker no outside of cover that the flywheel has been removed. it might deter theft.
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Old 30 November 2012, 12:42   #15
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I'm pretty certain this has come up on here before & removing the cowl replacing it with a cover then taking the cowl home sounds like a good idea. The thieves would find it tricky selling an engine with no cowl & they're expensive to replace but easy to remove + store!!!!
Just don't forget to take it when you go to the boat.........
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Old 30 November 2012, 15:58   #16
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I'm pretty certain this has come up on here before & removing the cowl replacing it with a cover then taking the cowl home sounds like a good idea. The thieves would find it tricky selling an engine with no cowl & they're expensive to replace but easy to remove + store!!!!
Just don't forget to take it when you go to the boat.........


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Google 'anti theft outboard cover' & you apparently can buy covers/marking kit from Devon & Cornwall police for most sizes of outboards !
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Mick - sorry for your loss. Mister P can we have some details of the cameras you would advise please because we are having increased crime here in Spain with "El Crisis" and I have been researching cctv systems for the house. The general conclusion from the net is that unless spending something around a grand a camera then they are a waste of time as definition is not up to "recognition" standards. I know they're probably going to wear a scarf or hoodie but you have to do something. If the picture isn't that great they're no more use than dummy jobs IMHO.
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What is the point in cameras? You are far better off spending money preventing the theft in the first place.

The police won't have anything to do with an image that is not up to standard. Spend the money on better padlocks etc.
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Old 01 December 2012, 05:48   #20
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What is the point in cameras? You are far better off spending money preventing the theft in the first place.

The police won't have anything to do with an image that is not up to standard. Spend the money on better padlocks etc.
I'm afraid I disagree. It seems to me it doesn't matter what you have in the way of locks - if they want it they will work out a way of getting it off. A tracker installed under the cowling is probably your best chance of retaining your engines.
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