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Old 02-03-2011, 16:00   #31
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Re: Dinghy security

My hypalon RIB has sat outside in the sun since 1994. It's got half a dozen patches, but holds air as well as the day it was launched. The registration numbers are permanently glued to the hull, so there's no easy way to paint over them. I dropped a full pail of fresh-picked blackberries on the fiberglass deck a few summers ago, and the stain on the fiberglass still looks like a bruise. Over the years I've spattered a bit of bottom paint here, and a bit of 5200 there.

In my experience, they always steal the newer boats first.

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Old 02-03-2011, 16:00   #32
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Re: Dinghy security

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This is what I do, plus my dink is ugly. Never had a problem.

So you only get a little water in the boat before the hole is plugged agian?

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Originally Posted by capngeo View Post
Yes, cut the cable and 120db
Except for having to swim at night [da dum...da dum], this is an excellent idea, and would result in acquisition of an additional dink, as follows in this stylized rendition of an old fairy tale:

It's a dark and stormy night when
Dinghy alarm goes off
Owner's 12 ga goes off
Thief goes off stern of pirate dink
Owner goes off stern of mother ship and retrieves
2 dinks
With luck, the new dinghy is better than yours
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:10   #34
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Re: Dinghy security

i have the motor lifted out of the water and a bracket that is padlocked from the hold on clamp to the front of the motor (cant start it easly ,cant lower into the water , cant undo off the transom without a lotta work) These types dont like hard work !!!!

Then chain via rowloks through as much of the boat then to something solid . mostly the will opt for something a bit easier.Unfortunately ya cant leave a little explosive device for em that would soon weed them out. the authorities wouldnt like that.

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