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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,103
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Labrador...

North of Nain or thereabouts, I wouldn't do any real "hiking" alone, or without someone with a rifle and skilled in using it. Even in southern Labrador, where an encounter with a polar bear is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By titustiger27
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I have a bicycle that is in kind of the same condition -- I keep the drive train in pretty good condition.. so it runs great,,, but I like that the old beer stickers are peeling off and so on.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By Pegu club
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Well, we have the ugliest dinghy i have ever seen, :) (outside of one other)
its a water tender hard dink from west marine, when docked for long periods we use a cable and lock, but the vast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Dinghy theft protection

One thing to remember is that thieves often come in via their own tender and tie up a bunch of dinks and tow them away. Disabling your motor will be of no help here, but I imagine these kinds of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By Group9
Re: Dinghy theft protection

When I leave mine floating behind the boat, I always padlock it to the boat with chain. But, when I was at a marina in Nassau for a week, I put that sucker on the foredeck (and then padlocked it to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By titustiger27
Re: Dinghy theft protection

where is the dinghy more likely to be stolen? on shore or connected to your boat?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By jjablonowski
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I hide a battery-operated personal alarm inside the equipment bag that's lashed inside the dinghy's bow. It's connected to the sailboat by a slack thin monofilament fishing line. The mono is longer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I used to take my old car's ignition spark plug wire with me when I would leave it at a trail-head to go backpacking (notoriously high theft area). Now I don't, not because it's not a good idea, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I just don't understand some thieves. The city keeps two 15' fiberglass rowboats as tenders at my lake so we can row out to our boats. Someone stole one this summer. They're too big to put in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Dinghy theft protection

My wife's car was stolen with the high-security club in place and spark plug wires disconnected. the club in question had a 4 sided key....

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By Group9
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I lost my respect for clubs when I lost the key to mine, called a locksmith, and watched him pick the lock in about two minutes. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I think there are different deterrents appropriate for different scenarios. I was thinking that removing the spark plug wire would be good enough for when you want to leave the dink at the tiki bar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Simple solution - solar powered electric fence - good to prevent those middle of the night boat boardings, too. :)

Cheers,

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By titustiger27
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Funny I was wondering if there was a 'club' for dinghies


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By capta
Re: Dinghy theft protection

One thing I forgot to mention, I changed out the deadman's switch for a regular (waterproof) toggle switch. However I prominently labeled it backwards, so I leave it in the "on" position when at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Dinghy theft protection

You might see what's going on, with some google searches, in the anti-bicycle theft world. Seems like there could be some overlap of technology here. How about 10 Kryptonite bike locks chained...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I think detaching a spark plug wire, as someone else mentioned, is about the most straightforward way to accomplish this. A thief would likely try to start the motor a couple times then give up and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By aloof
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Firstly, cruise in civilized places. Second, don't have the nicest dinghy at the dock. The 15 hp will get stolen long before the old 8. Third, hoist it out of the water at night.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Dinghy theft protection

What about replacing your prop cotter pin with a fast pin? Take your prop with you. That'd work...

Alternatively you could leave some used 50yard pistol targets with the middle shot out in plane...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By titustiger27
Re: Dinghy theft protection

sounds like from the comments.. you need to make thieves aware that your dinghy isn't the best



http://www.sailnet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=43401&stc=1&d=1424056860

A few have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By Mabinogion
Thumbs up Re: Dinghy theft protection

Thanks for that, my mistake, I had misinterpreted it as no advertising.
No it's not my company, it's a company whose products I am aware of from Caravanning as opposed to boating.
So, the company...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Dinghy theft protection

Best idea I ever heard of was to install a 5" (or larger) opening deck plate in the bottom of the hull with the opening at the waterline height of your unloaded dink. Take the plate wirh you when you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By Faster
Re: Dinghy theft protection

You can't advertise YOUR company without running afoul of the rules here. If you know of (and want to pass on) a useful product or service with which you have no affiliation, generally that's OK...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By Mabinogion
Re: Dinghy theft protection

As I can't advertise a company I can only suggest that anyone that may be interested try searching for cable lock alarms in the UK made by a firm that has the same 3 letters as a certain bunch of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,465
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I have replaced the screws on my outboard with security bolts (the hex heads with studs in the middle). That means using a driver to get the engine on and off the dinghy but really not a big deal. I...
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