SailNet Community - View Single Post - Almost lost my boat today
View Single Post
Old 02-14-2010
hellosailor's Avatar
hellosailor hellosailor is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,236
Thanks: 4
Thanked 122 Times in 119 Posts
Rep Power: 11
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Practical things you can do:
1- Change the name on the transom, and change the colors fo some trim and the sail cover.
If someone has a grudsge against the past owner, this may give them a hint "It ain't his boat any more!". Changing marinas would also help that.

2- Spend some money on security. Put in a cheap car alarm with a trigger switch tied ot the dock, so if it is cut free an alarm will go off. You can add a pressure mat in the cockpit or other sensors to go off if someone boards, this ain't rocket science.

3- Add a GPS tracker, like a Zoombak or Blackstone Harpoon or Entourage (aka Passport) or similar. Available from Escort (Cincinatti Microwave) and Radio Shack or directly online. Not cheap, about $150 plus that much again annually but it will track your boat and can alert you if the boat leaves the dock without you.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook