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Old 23-10-2009, 10:30   #61
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Have to check the film..a double jointed dwarf would be very entertaining at an orgy..LMAO! Cheers n fair winds BILL
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Old 25-10-2009, 04:13   #62
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I had my boat for 18 months and dropped something while working at the nav table. I was moored at the time so it was easy to look below the table. I found another locker I had not seen before and when I opened it I found a pile of flares still current all in their appropriate container. I still find it difficult to think that I missed a very obvious thing.. but I did.

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Old 28-10-2009, 11:57   #63
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We bought our boat this spring, and next week, we lay her up for the winter. I'm going to take everything off, and I'm wondering what I'll find in various nooks and crannies...or where I will put my secret compartment.
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Old 28-10-2009, 12:03   #64
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Lets know about your secret compartment.....
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Old 28-10-2009, 12:50   #65
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Hmmm, secret compartments There is supposed to be one on my boat but neither the PO nor the broker had any idea where it was. I'll let you know if I find it, well not if there's a $100K hidden in it
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Old 28-10-2009, 13:05   #66
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This spring, after we closed on buying Starlight, we had the LectraSans taken off and replaced with stainless holding tanks, and I thought of putting false bottoms in them, for emergency money and docs, in the event of a robbery. I didn't do that, because the welds leave patterns. I wonder what others have done about secure spots that aren't obvious.
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I wonder what others have done about secure spots that aren't obvious.
We have no secure spots.
We carry little money and our passports (as are most these days) expendable. As are credit cards.

Nicolle has a stingy bastard of a fiance and she has very little jewelry. Its expendable.

Our idea is that we clearly show them we ae goving everything. If you give them $100 but no passports what are they going to do? Say OK and leave?
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We have no secure spots.
We carry little money and our passports (as are most these days) expendable. As are credit cards.

Nicolle has a stingy bastard of a fiance and she has very little jewelry. Its expendable.

Our idea is that we clearly show them we ae goving everything. If you give them $100 but no passports what are they going to do? Say OK and leave?

No Mark. You don't have any secret spots. Others on your boat might......
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No Mark. You don't have any secret spots. Others on your boat might......
LOL, But yes, there is a serious side to that too!

Should both in a couple know where all the secret spots are? is it safer for just one person to know when the cash is stashed?
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My Dn60 iceboat had a clunk inside the hull when ever I turned it upside down.It was 30 years old when I bought it and never knew what it was until I broke the side out of it and had to remove part of the deck to repair it. There laying in one of the compartments near the mast was a new (30 years ago)wood rasp left by whoever built the hull.
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Hiding but stuff (On land)

I have never been robbed at sea but.... at 20 years old I bought an old Toyota camping van with a buddy painted it zebra striped and drove it through Africa. North to south. Several times (upwards of 10) we were stopped by "officials or pirates" that tried to rob us. Mostly in the Sahara in Algeria.

We had a secret compartment in the engine room, under the front seats. We never lost anything stashed there eventhough we were held at gunpoint while they trashed the van.

Maybe I should move this to the pirate thread but I wanted to say that secret compartments are very good!
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I'm thinking of a secret spot for the possibility of us NOT being aboard and being robbed...
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... There laying in one of the compartments near the mast was a new (30 years ago)wood rasp left by whoever built the hull.
I still use it in my shop.Nothing like free tools!
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My brother-in-law worked as a gas jocky at a freeway gas station, as a teenager. He ALWAYS checked the oil, when he did a fill. He claimed to bring home a tool almost every night.
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