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06-30-2013 08:54 PM
Ward H
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

Now you guys got me nervous. Just ordered a new Yamaha.
Jon, your photo did not show for me. Do you have a name or link?

Never mind. It showed up.
06-28-2013 01:07 AM
TakeFive
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Probably just me, but it seems SO much simpler to just lock the damn motor to begin with... (grin)

I use one of these - definite overkill for an engine nobody wants to steal, anyway... But, no way in hell would anyone ever attempt to defeat this one, on a boat sitting in a marina, they'd probably have to fire up an acetylene torch to cut it open...


A friend of mine locked his motor real well, but the crooks took a Sawzall to his transom. It made him wish he had left his motor unlocked.

Nevertheless, I still lock my motor to the boat.
06-26-2013 08:51 PM
travlineasy
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

Jon beat me to the punch with this one. These locks have been around for years and darned near bulletproof. While I was in Marathon, Florida there were two dozen outboards stolen, plus a dozen Honda generators, lots of fishing tackle, some dinghies, and several batteries. They were all stolen by one individual who pretty much made a living doing this. When he accumulated enough gear, he would load the stuff in his pickup and head for Miami where he would sell it on the black market. A lot of it went out of the country. Fortunately, Marathon has Deputy Sheriff Willie, who knows where these folks tend to live. Willie had him in cuffs, and brought all that back to the City Marina one afternoon. Most of it was stolen at night, and the thief mainly took things that were not locked down securely.

Those locks are not at all expensive, but replacing that Yamaha darned sure will be pricey.

Good Luck,

Gary
06-26-2013 07:32 PM
JonEisberg
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

Probably just me, but it seems SO much simpler to just lock the damn motor to begin with... (grin)

I use one of these - definite overkill for an engine nobody wants to steal, anyway... But, no way in hell would anyone ever attempt to defeat this one, on a boat sitting in a marina, they'd probably have to fire up an acetylene torch to cut it open...


06-26-2013 06:47 PM
mark2gmtrans
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

Put the motion sensor on a post near your boat. IR would work just fine, and it also has all the features at once, IR, low light, and regular light, they are digital and store the photos on mini or micro sd cards as well as some models which have wifi capabilities and can be live monitored.

We have some on the hunting lease we use on tree limbs, near water holes, they move a little but they have never been waggled about like the top of the mast, but they do not seem to be coming on for no reason at all.
06-26-2013 06:38 PM
Neosec
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

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Also about motion sensors: boat being on the water, there is obviously motion. You need to set the sensor properly.
Agreed, IR motion sensing would be worthless. Time lapse would be the logical choice for these.
06-26-2013 06:23 PM
mark2gmtrans
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

There seem to be quite a few on ebay, that might work and are about dirt cheap.

TK102 Mini Spy Realtime Vehicle GPS Tracker GSM GPRS GPS System Tracking Device | eBay
06-26-2013 06:11 PM
claudino
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

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Originally Posted by Neosec View Post
LOL... Need to wait 30 seconds between posts... tick tick tick...

Hope this is useful to someone...

Not sure if this sort of thing appeals to anyone but I'll through it out there....Moultrie M-880 Mini Cam Game Camera MCG-12594 B&H Photo Video

These are made as game cameras but might be employed for security service. They can be set up to do time lapse, i.e. take a picture once every minute, or with motion sensor. Some will shoot video. Not too expensive and mounted up out of reach (on a mast?) might work. I don't know much about them but it might be something to look into.
There's also a new one, Brinno HDR Pro...
Brinno HDR Time Lapse Camera TLC200 Pro

That's supposed to be pretty good in low light.
These things may not give a good enough picture to ID the thief but you'd have a cool video of him stealing your stuff. :-D

Not sure how to nicely explain fellow boaters i'm taking a picture of them every time the walk the dock near my boat....

Problem with these things : either you hide it well, or there's no point (thieves will steal that too... ).

Also about motion sensors: boat being on the water, there is obviously motion. You need to set the sensor properly.

But I've been thinking about this, and if discrete and small, it may be a good idea (avoiding the flash, of course, with good low light sensibility). Properly positioned, it could be a reasonably priced solution.
06-26-2013 06:06 PM
mark2gmtrans
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neosec View Post
LOL... Need to wait 30 seconds between posts... tick tick tick...

Hope this is useful to someone...

Not sure if this sort of thing appeals to anyone but I'll through it out there....Moultrie M-880 Mini Cam Game Camera MCG-12594 B&H Photo Video

These are made as game cameras but might be employed for security service. They can be set up to do time lapse, i.e. take a picture once every minute, or with motion sensor. Some will shoot video. Not too expensive and mounted up out of reach (on a mast?) might work. I don't know much about them but it might be something to look into.
There's also a new one, Brinno HDR Pro...
Brinno HDR Time Lapse Camera TLC200 Pro

That's supposed to be pretty good in low light.
These things may not give a good enough picture to ID the thief but you'd have a cool video of him stealing your stuff. :-D
Actually a very good idea. Welcome to Sailnet.com and thanks. I know those come in nightvision setups as well, and they can do video which is motion activated. It will not get your outboard back, but at least you might know who to crack over the head with an oar.

I am looking to see if I have a link that I can actually let you guys see to a little device that has a GPS tracking doohickey in it. It is not too expensive and is small enough to put right inside the cowling.

I will post it in a few if it is available to public viewing.
06-26-2013 05:56 PM
Neosec
Re: Yamaha outboard 8hp 4 stroke stolen in Chesapeake bay marina

LOL... Need to wait 30 seconds between posts... tick tick tick...

Hope this is useful to someone...

Not sure if this sort of thing appeals to anyone but I'll through it out there....Moultrie M-880 Mini Cam Game Camera MCG-12594 B&H Photo Video

These are made as game cameras but might be employed for security service. They can be set up to do time lapse, i.e. take a picture once every minute, or with motion sensor. Some will shoot video. Not too expensive and mounted up out of reach (on a mast?) might work. I don't know much about them but it might be something to look into.
There's also a new one, Brinno HDR Pro...
Brinno HDR Time Lapse Camera TLC200 Pro

That's supposed to be pretty good in low light.
These things may not give a good enough picture to ID the thief but you'd have a cool video of him stealing your stuff. :-D
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