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Re: Aren't boats too easy to steal?
Rarely have I seen entire sailboats stolen, usually deck gear. More of a problem in the third-world where no mater how broke a cruiser you are, you are "rich" by local standards.
While sailing coastal Venezuela a few years back I used to leave a Monkey-Ward 12V fence charger hooked to my un-sheathed, un-grounded life lines when I was away from the boat at anchor, or asleep. Not enough to hurt anyone, but you grab a stanchion to help yourself out of the dink, you tend to make a lot of noise (Don't ask how I know that) Ended up adding a Radio Shack remote control to turn it on and off.
Not a whole lot better than Capt Slocum's carpet tacks but another approach,
(Apologies to Capt Nemo for stealing his idea)
"If the wind will not serve, lay to the oars"
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