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Old 07-16-2010
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Our marina seems fairly secure. 24 hour guard at the only entrance plus surveillance cameras and live-aboards scattered throughout. Still, we lock up tight when we leave, even if we just go out for dinner.

When we go home, the portable electronics and tools are taken with us, the GPS units, VHF, stereo, radar and other instruments are all securely mounted. While that won’t stop a thief, it will slow them down some, hopefully to the point of abandoning the effort.

No illusions here, a thief will get anything they have a mind to. I see it as my job to make it as difficult as possible for them.

I don’t know that I would call it living scared, just making a reasonable effort to secure our belongings. Makes for a better story to tell the insurance adjuster, should the worst happen.
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My workshop was ripped off five times before I wised-up. Tweegs is right - you can't keep thieves out. You can make it more work that it's worth. Lock up when you leave.
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I close my hatches and companion way door before I leave. Always. If I was to live aboard and am going to be back in the afternoon, I would still lock it up. I would then invest in the solar vents as mentioned above. I would find a way to ventilate the boat safely but would not leave the boat open.

Why tempt someone? I don't think that is wise. But then that is my opinion...:-)
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