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Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina
LOL... Need to wait 30 seconds between posts... tick tick tick...
Hope this is useful to someone...
Not sure if this sort of thing appeals to anyone but I'll through it out there....Moultrie M-880 Mini Cam Game Camera MCG-12594 B&H Photo Video
These are made as game cameras but might be employed for security service. They can be set up to do time lapse, i.e. take a picture once every minute, or with motion sensor. Some will shoot video. Not too expensive and mounted up out of reach (on a mast?) might work. I don't know much about them but it might be something to look into.
There's also a new one, Brinno HDR Pro...
Brinno HDR Time Lapse Camera TLC200 Pro
That's supposed to be pretty good in low light.
These things may not give a good enough picture to ID the thief but you'd have a cool video of him stealing your stuff. :-D
Not sure how to nicely explain fellow boaters i'm taking a picture of them every time the walk the dock near my boat....
Problem with these things : either you hide it well, or there's no point (thieves will steal that too... ).
Also about motion sensors: boat being on the water, there is obviously motion. You need to set the sensor properly.
But I've been thinking about this, and if discrete and small, it may be a good idea (avoiding the flash, of course, with good low light sensibility). Properly positioned, it could be a reasonably priced solution.