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dreamer 12-02-2008 8:10 AM

I need some ideas on how to protect my boat from being stolen when it is parked overnight at a campground marina?

peachman 12-02-2008 8:26 AM

Some options if it's on a trailer: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.southwestwheel.com/store/c-544-wheel-locks.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.southwestwheel.com/store/c-544-wheel-locks.aspx</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.trailerlock.com/testimonials.html" target="_blank">http://www.trailerlock.com/testimonials.html</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CK7JL6?smid=A1DTVAJD060G6V&amp;tag=nextag-auto-delta-20&amp;linkCode=asn" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CK7JL6?smid=A1DTVAJD060G6V&amp;tag=nextag-auto-delta-20&amp;linkCode=asn</a> <BR> <BR>Useful info: <BR><a href="http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/theft.htm" target="_blank">http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/theft.htm</a> <BR> <BR>HTH, <BR>JT

evil0ne 12-02-2008 9:48 AM

Here's what I do when I leave my boat on the trailer anywhere. <BR> <BR>1) Pull the pin on the tongue, fold away and use tow chains to hold against trailer <BR>2) MasterLock coupler lock <BR>3) MasterLock hitch lock <BR> <BR>I think that's enough of a deterrent for them to move on to the next one. You can get them all keyed together which would be nice.

dreamer 12-02-2008 11:53 AM

What about when it is tied to a dock overnight?

helinut 12-02-2008 11:58 AM

I figure if someone steals it, it's an upgrade opportunity! <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

peachman 12-02-2008 12:59 PM

John, <BR> <BR>Buy a set of these,(<a href="http://www.etrailer.com/pc-RSC~RM-643.htm" target="_blank">http://www.etrailer.com/pc-RSC~RM-643.htm</a> )remove the hook &amp; clamp on each end, add 4 good locks and secure to the dock at the D rings front and back. <BR> <BR>Or go this route: <BR><a href="http://tinyurl.com/6lt7pf" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/6lt7pf</a> <BR> <BR>This will keep most honest, however nothing is fool proof. <BR> <BR>HTH, <BR>JT

dreamer 12-02-2008 2:04 PM

Those look like a good idea JT, thanks. <BR> <BR>I do not want to be on holiday somewhere and have someone pinch my boat during the night.

jtnz 12-02-2008 2:27 PM

You could wire in a kill switch somewhere or remove your coil lead... It's OK to do it a few times but not all the time as they get worn out by being removed and put back eventually. I doubt theives are going to bring their own. <BR> <BR>Those chains are probably not a bad idea either.

malibuboats4 12-02-2008 3:51 PM

i have heard of people placing motion sensors in their boats and hooking it to the stereo so it blasts them when the sensors are set off.

westsidarider 12-02-2008 4:11 PM

my buddy has a full motion sensor alarm in his boat but it was set so sensitive that when cats walk on it it would go off.

jtnz 12-02-2008 4:56 PM

I had a tilt sensor in my old car, it was way too sensitive and would go off at anything, even another car door being slammed next to it. Apparently there is a way to adjust it but on mine it was right up under the steering column so I never bothered with it.

bftskir 12-02-2008 5:00 PM

Just take your keys out. <BR>Have Insurance. <BR>If someone really wants to steal the boat they will.

illini88 12-02-2008 5:12 PM

You could pull an easily accessible relay. That's what a lot of used car lots do

bmartin 12-03-2008 1:45 PM

For longer term storage, put the trailer on jackstands and take the wheels off. Padlocks, cables and chains only keep the rookies away.

kitewake 12-09-2008 5:28 PM

If you are going the alarm route...go with BoatAlarm.com / Flagship Marine Security. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.boatalarm.com/" target="_blank">http://www.boatalarm.com/</a> <BR> <BR>They have an alarm system with strain gauges you bond to the deck/floor. As soon as someone steps on the floor, the minute flexing of the floor activates the alarm. Very slick, and no false alarms. It will NOT go off unless someone steps on the deck or opens a hatch.

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