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By the way, I replaced the gangway lock latch with one which swivels, so someone wanting to break in can't just twist the lock to break the latch. Sadly, now all they have to do is kick in the door, or use an ax.
 

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Dude - you guys live an adventurous life to be sure! BDay cake munchies!

PS - I love the apple and beer cams in the second piece. Nice production value.
 

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Glad you are Ok. In the 4 years LA in Maine we have never experienced something like this but our neighbor(woman) did have a guy board and enter her cabin why she was sleeping. He took off when she woke.

Our dog will bark quite ferociously when someone boards our boat so we have that going for us.

BTW, I would press charges just for eating my cake!
 

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The charges against this guy are extensive. He is charged with impersonating an officer, breaking and entering, and felony theft, as the main ones.

But, currently he is in a mental facility being "evaluated" for mental competency before his trial.
 

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I have an infrared alarm system that lets me know if anyone climbs aboard. The only time it has went off was when a great blue heron decided my boat was a good place to spend the night - scared the Hell out of me, but when I investigated with a loaded handgun, I got a chuckle out of seeing the heron looking at me and being just as scared.

Gary :cool:
 

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I have an infrared alarm system that lets me know if anyone climbs aboard. The only time it went off was when a great blue heron decided my boat was a good place to spend the night - scared the Hell out of me, but when I investigated with a loaded handgun, I got a chuckle out of seeing the heron looking at me and being just as scared.

Gary :cool:
That's great, glad to hear it works for you. But, we have so much motion on deck, I suspect I would become a neighborhood nightmare with an alarm going off so often.

A hard wired alarm on our gangway hatch might be a viable idea though !
 

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Gorgeous boat! Glad you are safe... Cooler heads prevailed...
 

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Aluminium hatches which lock form the inside solve the problem. Makes other boats far easier to get in to. You access the lock by reaching thru a vent alongside the hatch. A padlock in clear view announces to the world that there is no one aboard and that you are long gone. Keeping the padlock out of the weather is also a good idea.
Disk locks are best.
 
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