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Old 05 December 2007, 08:08   #31
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I would agree with the small engine / opportunist arguments - it's not like someone is going to nick your 100+Hp engine on a whim - it's not like you can just chuck it in the back of a car in a couple of minutes - whether you have a chainsaw concealed in your back pocket or not!

Like all "security" measures all you're doing is putting off the opportunist. If they have their sights on your engine / car / plasma TV, they'll take it. I was amusingly reccommensded by my house insurance peeps a few years ago not to bother fitting an alarm, simply because if I were out in the back garden for 5 mins and someone nicked my telly, I wouldn't be covered because the alarm wasn't on! No alarm made about a 2 a year difference to the contents premium!

But yes, I do agree you have to give your insurance co as few excuses as possible for not paying out! My old boat was on 3rd party only - I reckoned 3 years of fully comp premiums and I'd have given them enough to replace it if it got nicked! Admittedly it's value would probably (just) pay for a tank of fuel for some of you.........
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Old 29 December 2007, 11:36   #32
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I Greased and oiled my Volcano lock a couple of times during the summer months, I also cleaned it at the end of the season before storing the boat in a nice warm & dry garage. Just had a quick look at the lock now....yeah you gessed it, its siezed tighter than my wallet on a day out with the kids Its not a year old yet.
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Old 29 December 2007, 12:46   #33
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Oh that reminds me I have to send the remains of mine back for a relacement with another model . What with getting ready for Xmas and the Taxman I had forgotten to send it off.

Recieved this email from them

If you send us back what you have of the Volcano we will exchange it for the Med for you.
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Please remember to enclose your address!
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Old 06 January 2008, 17:34   #34
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After soaking my volcano lock with various anti seize agents over the last couple of weeks and then giving it a little fine hammer therapy, I have now finally managed to free the lock in one piece, It now means that I will be lubing the lock after nearly every outing.

An extreme idea I know but has anybody welded the mounting nut to the inside of the Volcano housing unit, so that it basically screws on? I know that this will make it totally less secure, but it will still be visibly the same and should act as a deterrent.
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Old 06 January 2008, 17:43   #35
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I wouldn't-it'll be possible to undo it with a set of stilsons if you weld it on. It's the 1st thing a thief will try if he's not going to chainsaw the transom off.
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