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Old 03-11-2013, 00:49   #1
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How Safe Are The Contents Of Your Vessel ?


I have got to the point now of thinking Could I replace my stuff in the boat if it was stolen.!!

The answer for me would be not right away..and possibly not all of it.
So thinking about security.

I have a padlock on the cabin door but that would be easy to remove . So I have come up with and Idea..

What do the members think of this idea.???

http://sonar.x90x.net/PAGE%2016.html

I am sure it would work.Even if it was for extra security....
and NOT expensive...
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Like that idea



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I waited and waited and the page
never loaded.

Can you tell us what it is?
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Old 03-11-2013, 22:37   #5
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I have been giving a bit of thought to security. A padlock with hasp and staple fitted to a door is not the best of ideas. Quite easy to break into when you think about it. a small bar or even a large screwdriver and all the items inside could be taken in seconds.
So waiting out side a shop I saw a shop owner opening up there shop for the day they had solid steel roller shutters. It was not the shutters I was looking at it was the way it was locked. a barrel lock fitted to the side.
so I thought this was a great idea something that could be used on any sliding hatch.. A look at a well known auction site and I found these..
Not expensive and spare barrels in stock and keys...The words marine or boat are not mentioned so I think the price will stay the same.. and these will not rust as they are coated and can be painted as well...
They are welded to the side of the shutter side rails and when the door is pulled down the barrels are then pushed into a hole in the door.
So I thought a hole drilled to either side on the underside and tapped with a thread for bolts this could be fitted anywhere.
When the barrel is fitted the long pin would be inserted into the sliding side of the cabin rails or in my case the lifting hatch.
Fitted with a steel backing plate these would NOT be so easy to remove..And if the pins had to be longer there should be no problem welding another bit of bar onto the bar already there....Plenty of room to either side of the internal bullet holder...
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Re: How Safe Are The Contents Of Your Vessel ?

One thought...

How could you go about making it lockable from the inside or the outside?

It would be a bummer, to find yourself inside a boat and have the key but not be able to get back out.
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What about rust?
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One thought...

How could you go about making it lockable from the inside or the outside?

It would be a bummer, to find yourself inside a boat and have the key but not be able to get back out.

Hi Zach
The barrel is removable .
You push the barrel into the socket from the outside only.

I would not use it to lock myself in.. I thought it's use would be when you are NOT aboard it is better than just a padlock..
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What about rust?

They are galvanised coated bullets.

The lock insets / Barrels are stainless steel.
You remove them when you unlock it and store them away until you need to lock it all up again....
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Re: How Safe Are The Contents Of Your Vessel ?

What if you had another one on the inside to lock yourself in; Just use the same barrel and lock just different base;
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Re: How Safe Are The Contents Of Your Vessel ?

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What if you had another one on the inside to lock yourself in; Just use the same barrel and lock just different base;
I sure as hell don't want some sort of mickey mouse lock keeping me from exiting the boat in a hurry should I ever need to. From the inside a simple barrel bolt or other mechanical (non-locking) device should do the trick... that's what we have on our boat.

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whats the point of putting a fancy lock on a wooden set of washboards!!!

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whats the point of putting a fancy lock on a wooden set of washboards!!!

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Because it is not as easy to break into than a fancy padlock..
You can't place a iron bar in it and prize it off.
And you can't cut it off with a hacksaw.




Mine is a solid GRP hatch so it is the better option for me.

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