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At long last, I'm getting a Magma grill for my boat, as no Catalina is complete without one. I'm expecting to get at least a knot or two faster speed, better weather, and more female attention by putting the grill off the stern.

In all seriousness though, these things aren't cheap. Do people every steal them? Should I leave it on my boat all the time, or only when I'm using it? Security in my marina is pretty good, but it's not exactly off the beaten path.
Is your Catalina chained to the dock? It might be easier to steal.

What about your running rigging? Anchor? Sails?

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I think some of it depends on where you are, but I have found people will steal whatever they can get their frigging hands on, especially if they think they can get away with it.

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You can't give them away

Just like Doublelee said. The things are a piece of crap. I have searched and searched for a grill that would not blow out. Finally after many boat bucks I found a grill that will not blow out. It was a 89.00 stainless grill from Lowe's. I bought it 5 years ago and is still working great.

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I think people worry way too much about people stealing things - at least in a marina. I'm in the clear lake area near galveston and most of the time my lazarettes are unlocked, my grill certainly isn't locked onto the boat, and for that matter, anyone brave enough could easily steal my jib. When the outboard's on the motor mount on the stern, I lock it if I think about it. When the dink's hanging from the arch, nothing's locked.

I think we're in a fairly secure marina, and my insurance is paid up.

I worry about a number of things more than whether someone might climb on my boat and steal something...

But that's just me...

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Well put Lagniappe. I probably do have better things to worry about. BTW, I've seen you out on the bay. Nice to see someone around here that I recognize.

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Give me a shout on the radio the next time you see me. We'll do the same...

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We have so many live aboards at my marina, that keep an eye on everyone's boat. If someone stepped on my boat and started to take something, they'd end up with an anchor around their feet 10 feet down. My thought is, if you know the people around you, and they live aboard, they will watch out for you. A bottle of rum or a case of beer every now and then, helps too.

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