Join Date: Dec 2007
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Boat burgled, need a plan for next time.
Last year I got a call that 17 boats in the mooring field I use had been broken into. I took a trip out to the cove and found my boat was one of them. They walked right by the $600 GPS and took an old Nikon camera and a pair of binoculars. Kids probably, pros would have snatched the outboard motor and GPS. They kicked in the hatchboards and messed up the interior, throwing cusions all over, used the head and didn't know how to flush it, but it could have been a lot worse. Assuming pros will not be stopped by anything, what plans and ideas have you folks used with good results to stop these idiots? It would take three trips with my little dingy to get the valuables off every time I leave, and I hate to leave all the stuff I want to use on the boat at home. I thought about those game cameras the deer hunters use to photograph game, lights and a klaxton, but what do the experianced folks use that has worked? What have you done to make your boat less vulnerable to theft?
"Ulysses" - Alfred Tennyson