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Old 29 September 2011, 11:36   #21
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In one sense I think many UK boaters would agree with you, but on the otherhand many people see boating as one of the few areas of British life largely free from regulation / authority / paperwork. Any introduction of registration for boats would inevitably incur a cost which the boating public would perceive as a tax (and indeed might include a "profit" element and so actually be a tax). The RYA and others who represent the boating public also generally oppose registration since it could be the thin end of the wedge towards compulsory qualification of skippers.

With so many boats already out there is also makes it hard for anyone to introduce e.g. a new voluntary scheme.

In reality boat thefts are pretty rare (especially considering how easy it is). I don't know the stats - but I'd guess more cars get nicked (as a percentage of the total) and they DO have a registration system!
Well said Mr,P!! I'm all for takeing ALL types of security seriously,especialy expensive Toys as individuals,BUT lets keep the High Sea's intact, as one of the few Bastion's of relative Freedom we have left!
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Old 29 September 2011, 11:42   #22
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Well said Mr,P!! I'm all for takeing ALL types of security seriously,especialy expensive Toys as individuals,BUT lets keep the High Sea's intact, as one of the few Bastion's of relative Freedom we have left!
You all do have way more rules over there!

I do store my RIB in my locked garage
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Old 29 September 2011, 12:25   #23
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Jack, presumably if you can pass your test on-line its of little value and therefore a bit pointless. Even mandatory PB2 probably wouldn't significantly improve the accident statistics - and may lead to complacency not competence. Hence the RYA's "Educate not Legislate" stand point.
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Old 29 September 2011, 13:00   #24
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Jack, presumably if you can pass your test on-line its of little value and therefore a bit pointless. Even mandatory PB2 probably wouldn't significantly improve the accident statistics - and may lead to complacency not competence. Hence the RYA's "Educate not Legislate" stand point.
I haven't seen an improvement in on-the-water behavior from it. Honestly I don't really care, just saying we've had titles and registrations for boats for many decades. First by our federal coast guard and now by states. Barely any required tests blah blah.
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Old 18 October 2011, 14:41   #26
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Watch yourself doing that-if you've got no wheelclamp fitted, will your insurance pay out?

I know it sounds crazy, but if it's a stipulation, you never know what they'll say.
Yep cheers for the heads up,your the 2nd to warn me of this,maybe a rethink is in order
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Driveway security

if parking up on the driveway or garden always put very large dog kennel very close
pikeys dont like nasty growling barking dogs!!!
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Old 28 February 2012, 13:26   #28
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Hi,

We have had trackers fitted to our boat if it moves within so many feet I gt a phone call and text sent to my phone.You can also track them moving online. A lot of the time the thieves are after the outboards.
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Old 30 October 2012, 13:59   #29
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I agree,
there are quite a number of tracking devices on the market now. I've used them before to track various things. The best ones use Cellphone signal and satellite. They're small, inexpensive and easy to secrete on the vessel. Some have tamper switches which send a signal immediately if they are removed.
If you're UK based I can recommend these folks: http://www.mtrackonline.co.uk/


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We have had trackers fitted to our boat if it moves within so many feet I gt a phone call and text sent to my phone.You can also track them moving online. A lot of the time the thieves are after the outboards.
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Old 30 October 2012, 14:10   #30
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I've thought about fitting trackers but I tend to think they're only detective and most of the time the boats already been damaged. Having had a couple of outboards stolen over the past few I'm interested in trying to find something preventative ( other than transom locks) so that the hardworking people who may cut my transom to pieces to steal my engine will be deterred and move on elsewhere.

Has anybody got any suggestions that they've found works.
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Steel pipe

lads a good thing is to run the chain through a gb pipe and have good lock would be very hard to rob just to add that
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Has anyone got any experience on the battery drain on the trackers?.
Really thinking of getting one, but don't want to get down to the boat to find the battery flat.
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Old 04 May 2014, 14:49   #33
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Some of the phone based trackers are tiny, one in the boat & one hidden in the engine too would be a good idea. A decent sized battery should keep them going for a month easy I'd guess.
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There's some on eBay for less than a tenner and draw only 0.2Ma. If you get the latest Ni-Mh e.g. Turnigy LSD 6.0V 2300mAh Ni-MH Flat Receiver pack (x2) you should only need to charge them once per year!
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There's some on eBay for less than a tenner and draw only 0.2Ma. If you get the latest Ni-Mh e.g. Turnigy LSD 6.0V 2300mAh Ni-MH Flat Receiver pack (x2) you should only need to charge them once per year!

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Just seen this on eBay, perfect for our use 111201679112
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I have a road angel Biketrac for 3 years which is excellent and you can check the battery voltage too and set all kinds of alerts. Their call / monitoring centre is excellent too.
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I like the look of this one

Spybike GPS tracker in a seatpost
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Old 16 September 2014, 01:18   #40
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Hi group, saw this post on trackers. I am a Private Investigator and ex DI from a specialist function. I have been doing covert surveillance in the police and as a Private Investigator for eighteen years. I know a bit about trackers because for that length of time, it has been my main tool of the trade. I have tried and tested everything on the market.
The problem is with these things, is that there are a lot of cheap Chinese trackers out there. Also a lot of the tracking firms use devices with an annual fee or where you have to send them back to get the battery changed.
The ones I use are small, not expensive (under 500) and cheap to run. I estimate a boat will cost 1 a week for the SIM costs. There is a battery meter online, so when it's low on battery, I get plenty of warning, plug it in to the mains and 12 hours later, it's fully charged. They are fully waterproof.
Just be careful about buying cheap stuff, you pay a lot more in the long run and will have battery or signal failures.
I just use the best stuff there is. It's a bit like being a mechanic, you don't buy 'Twazzer bargain tools' you buy 'Snap-on.
If you need details, private message me. Good luck, Phil.
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