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Old 29 September 2011, 12:36   #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, 12:42   #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, 13:25   #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, 14:00   #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, 15:41   #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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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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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, 15:10   #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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