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Locking the boat

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Created by Madmouse 2 months ago, 26 Nov 2022
Madmouse
316 posts
26 Nov 2022 4:51AM
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Hi all my boat is now on a swing mooring and l am wondering what people do for locks. My boat has a lock in the top companionway washboard.

Do people go for a fortress approach or do real thieves just break in anyway?

Or are we just trying to keep kids out?

Regards Stephen

Ramona
NSW, 6996 posts
26 Nov 2022 8:14AM
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Serious crooks will get in no matter what. I just use a waterproof padlock on a homemade SS clasp that looks impenetrable. Obviously anyone with some basic knowledge would find a way in but the average no-hoper would be put off. It's been a long time since we have had a break in locally and that one seemed to be a targeted attack.

Jethrow
NSW, 1164 posts
26 Nov 2022 8:17AM
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No easy answer unfortunately. A boating friend had more dollar damage done to the boat by thieves breaking in than what was stolen.

I guess it depends on whether your boat looks attractive to thieves or not. With the current state of my boat they probably wouldn't bother.

FabulousPhill
VIC, 217 posts
26 Nov 2022 9:01AM
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I just use a normal 50mm padlock (shaft maybe 8mm thick) on the hatch. The outboard has a similar set-up plus extra panels surrounding it it in its hatch.
Provided there is not much valuable electronics left on board and it is insured, it seems to get more attention from birdlife than from people, or there are far easier targets nearby.

Trek
NSW, 959 posts
28 Nov 2022 12:06PM
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You could try one of these www.trektransponder.com.au If you get an alarm you check with camera to see what it is (ie not a bird or a mate who is allowed to be there), if its a real crim send a command to turn on siren.

crustysailor
VIC, 854 posts
29 Nov 2022 4:39PM
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if anyone is interested in a Trek transponder system, I will have one available for sale, complete with unused camera.

UncleBob
NSW, 1094 posts
2 Dec 2022 1:11PM
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crustysailor said..
if anyone is interested in a Trek transponder system, I will have one available for sale, complete with unused camera.


Hi, what model is it and is the camera SD or HD. I have one and am very happy with it, a friend may be interested.



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