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Old 16 September 2014, 04:34   #41
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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.
You can post a link on here for us Phil to make it easy. So long as you aren't selling them yourself there is no issue with recommending a specific product.
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.... you buy 'Snap-on.
What, get suckered by slick marketing and a big dollop of the 'never never'?
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The link is cubetrack.com. They are in France.
If I buy from them, I pay the same as anyone else does.
Mollers,
I could go into detail about which model to buy and which ones I have got etc, but its best that the people who want one make their own choices to avoid the 'slick marketing'. If you are well up on these things, you might have a better product to advise about.
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Further to the above, the updated website is GPS Tracking devices that track live, worldwide |GoTEK 7 GPS Trackers
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I've updated that first link for you Phil. Which of the units do you use or which would you recommend for boats?
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WiLLk, Personally, I'd go for the 'Bond 5800' which signifies it has a 5800mah battery, which will last for ten months on a boat that isn't moving all day every day. The start up motion text to your phone is about 4 seconds, so if someone moves the boat or engine, your phone pings about 4 seconds later. The quick start up and battery are the big differences between the cheap models from China and these things. It's no good having a 1 minute delay when your boats being nicked or fiddled with. It'll operate down to -20C and up to 60c. They are £229 plus French VAT and postage.
The Bond 17400 gives about 20 months but is slightly bigger and is £399. They are too big for this purpose, unless you put it in the boat locker somewhere.
I'll be using the Bond 5800 when I get my boat next month (hopefully).
The other good things about these ones is the tracking panel you have free access to. You can plot a historical map of where it's been, which will be good for mapping trips. Like I said earlier, I'll be paying the same as anyone else when I buy one for my boat, so I gain nothing from it. I have been ripped off in the early days, so I just know who sells the best kit at the best prices. I used to buy in batches from this firm and they will barter down if you haggle.
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WiLLk, Personally, I'd go for the 'Bond 5800' which signifies it has a 5800mah battery, which will last for ten months on a boat that isn't moving all day every day. The start up motion text to your phone is about 4 seconds, so if someone moves the boat or engine, your phone pings about 4 seconds later. The quick start up and battery are the big differences between the cheap models from China and these things. It's no good having a 1 minute delay when your boats being nicked or fiddled with.
Really? So two things come to mind. First you need a guard zone because GPS isn't perfect. If that's more than 15m the boat is already on someone's tow ball. At 30mph (criminals will of course obey speed limits) that's a mile every 2minutes. So its still going to be 1/20th mile away at least when the SMS arrives. What to do next? Follow it? Call police? Sit tight and track it from your phone.

OK so you may have motion sensor so not need the guard zone. Pretty sure I don't wake up to a SMS ... (Nearly missed a phone call while on all last night!) Certainly not quick enough to make chase... 4sec 1minute doesn't matter. The advantage is you can track it... If you want notified on movement fit an alarm...

Suspect most people here may be wanting to track a boat not stored in their garden. 1minute or 4seconds... Not gonna matter... Even if I did have my boat on the drive I'd think it more likely to be nicked in the 10hours a day there is no-one home than the 14 that I'm in... Any respectable criminal can tell if I'm home with very little effort.

Now if you can tell me the Chinese imports don't work inside a shipping container but yours does I'm interested... If I keep boat in one or if criminals park it in one after nicking it...
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My Quicksilver and 15HP Suzuki engine where stolen from my home on the 29/08. it was locked away but they were keen

Climbed over a neighbours wall 6ft with trellis on top broke into my brick built shed in the middle of the garden by removing the door frame and door PVC

Then broke out through my garage in to the back alley. the cheeky sods even took the launching wheels and pump

Since I've beefed up the security with barbed wire, reinforced door frame ETC but come to the conclusion that if they want it badly enough then they will find a way in
I've also fitted a alarm system that calls my land line and mobile when triggered as I'm a deep sleeper so heard nothing last time

I live in sunny Swindon which is miles from the coast but it was a real determined professorial job

BTW insurance company didn't cover me for boats but just bought a Honwave with 20HP outboard but lesson learnt I've made sure this one is properly insured

And HI I'm new here

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212 was it known you kept a boat & outboard... seems too well planned for a "lucky" find by thieves.
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Fenlander I'm really not sure, although they must have had all the equipment to do a thorough job

One thing for sure is they knew about boats as the kill cords and the smaller bits that had been packed away had been sought out and taken too

The area I live in doesn't normally have a problem with crime either
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