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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC - Annapolis
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Re: Accused sailboat thief hung around marina for days before stealing boat
If you permanently secure a boat, you may make it impossible for the harbor master or others to render assistance in an emergency without you there. Eg... taking on water, collision that holes the topsides.
If you can center and lock the rudder, that would still allow a tow, but should dissuade a joy rider.
Good points. Probably the best security is that no one knows how to operate my 34 year old boat. I'm mostly paranoid of people that would just let it loose just to be randomly malicious. I guess that could happen anywhere.
Severna Park, MD
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