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Old 17 November 2014, 16:44   #1
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Does anyone use a tracker on their rib or outboard? Any recommendations?
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Old 17 November 2014, 16:52   #2
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...trackers are amazing tools which help you search for missing property...

...interestingly we have a similar tool on here which lets you find the many threads on trackers...
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Old 17 November 2014, 16:53   #3
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Many thanks.
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Old 18 November 2014, 03:53   #4
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sarcasm the lowest form of whit why reply if that's all you can offer.

hi lark

we use a tracking system on our dive spreads called TRAAKIT 2 years ago it cost 150.00 & 150.00/year subscription it reports to your mobile or laptop prices might have changed have a look

cheers jeff
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Old 18 November 2014, 04:02   #5
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I believe quite a few people have bought trackers off ebay similar to this one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111201679112

You then put a payg SIM card in it. Looks to be a cheap and easy way of making your rib a bit more secure.
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Old 18 November 2014, 06:00   #6
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Hi Mr Lark

This is also a link to the type many of us have - these below do work with 3G cards whilst most others are 2G TK102B (but may work). 2G cards are harder to find now.

3G GPS GSM TRACKER TK102C SMS GPRS REMOTE Car TRACKING DEVICE Pet N0T TK102B 2G | eBay

Realistically you need a wired power supply and a 'waterproof' box to hold the contents ( glanded to your battery/ permanently live fused suuply). I have found the mini USB power sockets best and not subject blowing due to power surges from trickle chargers like the 'hardwire kits' sold)

Universal Twin Dual Port 2 USB 12V In Car Socket Lighter Charger Adapter SatNav | eBay

Either purchase a 12v socket outlet or solder (carefully) to the pins on the adaptor.

Welcome to RibNet - a great place for help and advice,,,, as well as some good sport every now and then

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Old 18 November 2014, 06:05   #7
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I would say almost everything rib related has been covered here at some time.
New kit coming to the market all the time so some questions are worth asking again.
After all, if people didn't revisit old stuff then it would just become a forum for banter (witty or otherwise) and the occasional question that's never been asked. (But who dares to ask it!?!)

In answer to OP: I've no experience of boat trackers. I had a device actually named "Tracker" on a car I owned late 1980's. That was a one off payment with no annual fee.
No Internet then. If your car got nicked you rang the police who had a receiver fitted in some of their vehicles to track your car.

I'm glad someone's asked the question again - maybe there's one with no annual fee now available for marine applications? Looking back through search facility there, so far, doesn't appear to be one?
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Old 18 November 2014, 06:14   #8
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Chris, Jeff, thanks for the pointers.

I've now found the forum search facility! Unfortunately it doesn't work in the app on my samsung phone but it does on my laptop... There's a lot of knowledge buried in the archives!

I think the other discussion here isn't for me to comment on but I appreciate the kindness in the motivation of those who've answered. It was my bad though.
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I'm pleased that we could help. I'm personally all in favour of the questions being asked over and over as the answers do change over time (I personally wasn't aware of the 2G 3G SIM card issue) and if you had searched the archives you could have fallen into the trap of buying a tracker that didn't work with modern SIM cards.
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Old 18 November 2014, 06:21   #10
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Having used the search facility

I don't think anyone has pointed out these guys before (though I may be wrong)

Self Contained GPS Vehicle Tracker - Back2You

There's both a battery driven version and one that can use an external power supply. The simple version doesn't need a contract.
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