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Old 13-12-2011, 20:33   #16
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I hear a good idea is to make your dink & motor stand out. People have painted neon orange polka dots or stripes on it. My kayak has pink, orange & green day-glo flowers (1970 hippie style) on it so most thieves would be embarrassed to walk/paddle off with it. It just needs to stand out so everyone knows they took your stuff. Of course, there is always some grinch that will overcome any prevention.

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Old 13-12-2011, 22:09   #17
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Re: Lock recommendation fo the dink

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My theory exactly! Except that it doesn't work.

Years ago, Wonderblond had a Triumph Spitfire. I disabled the door locks and changed out the gearshift knob for something cheap, explaining that it's better just to let the thief have a free knob than to have him slit our $2,000 top.

So, with the doors unlocked and a $1.59 knob on the shifter, a thief cut through our roof anyway to steal the knob.

Ha! Had exactly the same thing happen on a Jeep with a soft top. Thieves are idiots. The same thief couldn't pull my stereo, although he trashed the dash trying, so he took the removable face from the glove just to spite me.

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Old 13-12-2011, 22:35   #18
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Re: Lock recommendation fo the dink

The cable/chain that you use to lock up your dinghy is the weak link in securing your dinghy. Buy cheap locks and change them often.

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