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Old 08-02-2016, 10:06   #16
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Re: What is best front door lock? Electronic? Yes. no?

Hey, My Wife calls the Cockpit the back porch.

Drives my kid nuts, so it's sorta stuck
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:09   #17
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Re: What is best front door lock? Electronic? Yes. no?

Just make sure you have a back up key or other way to enter as batteries die which leaves the doors locked. You need to be inside to change batteries. Not funny when return to your boat and find your safe is locked and the batteries are dead. Lol. BTW most locks only deter honest people, or lazy thieves.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:21   #18
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OkAY - I give - what is ataraxis??? Perhaps I spelled it wrong when I searched but nothing came up? (I just love new words...)
Maybe I should have said I have ataraxia or ataraxy or maybe just a severe case of "don't worry, be happy".
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:46   #19
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Re: What is best front door lock? Electronic? Yes. no?

Also enjoy stumbling upon new words.

This one especially so. ........a sense of calm, lacking stress or anxiety.

A word for the goal I had when cashing out of the rat race and turned to life on the water.

And the reason I can be on this forum without using the bang head or slap forehead emocons.

Funny though, the spelling or pronunciation of the word seems incongruous with it's meaning.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:16   #20
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Re: What is best front door lock? Electronic? Yes. no?

Why does everything have to be electric? That a thing CAN be done does not mean, by any means, that it SHOULD be done. The scarcest thing aboard a cruising boat is battery juice, so eliminate and avoid anything that COULD be driven electrically but for which human muscle power is an easy and a far more reliable one.

Case in point: Why does TrentePieds have an electrically powered pressure supply system for the potable water? Short answer: Previous owner was weak on the fundamental concepts. A manually operated toggle pump (which will be fitted) is a far sounder solution to getting water from tank to galley.

All hatches should be securable from below. The companionway hatch/scuttle should be furnished with a sturdy manual lock, and if security is a serious question, then with a tamper-proof padlock in addition. Stick the key in, turn a quarter turn, turn a quarter turn the other way, remove key. Where's the problem???

That's as true in an eighty-footer as in a thirty footer.

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Old 08-02-2016, 13:53   #21
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I am currently installing a new front door but need help in deciding a locking system. I gave heard some bad stuff about electronic locking devices. Anyone with good advice?
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The venerable 4 digit combination lock works well. You'll never have to deal with the 'doh' moment when you realize you dont have the keys.

Electronic lock on a boat. If you have wifi or an internet connection at the dock you might try a ring doorbell. You can operate it from your phone. It also uploads video to the web. Good for catching burglars and package stealers.

I wouldn't trust an electronic domestic house lock. What could possibly go wrong...

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Old 08-02-2016, 14:20   #22
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Paulinep.

REALLY?

No answer from the PO 27 hours later...
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Old 08-02-2016, 14:26   #23
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REALLY?

No answer from the PO 27 hours later...
Yep. Looks like I was right
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Yep. Looks like I was right
I think so. Common type of spam. They com back a few weeks later and offer up their product with links and the whole thread is a keyword stuffing exercise to get higher in Google.
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Re: What is best front door lock? Electronic? Yes. no?

I have an electronic lock in the door to my safe. However, it's full and I need a bigger one... should I get an electronic lock again?
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Re: What is best front door lock? Electronic? Yes. no?

Another one, and too often the type of thread title.
What's the biggest, cheapest type of boat for bluewater?
Fastest, cheapest, biggest blah blah.

Lots of posters get sucked into answering this drivel under that "be nice" baloney.

Argh.

I suppose I fail under this "Be Nice" thing. Too bad!
That just devalues other important and useful information offered here by others !!
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Another one, and too often the type of thread title.
What's the biggest, cheapest type of boat for bluewater?
Fastest, cheapest, biggest blah blah.

Lots of posters get sucked into answering this drivel under that "be nice" baloney.

Argh.

I suppose I fail under this "Be Nice" thing. Too bad!
That just devalues other important and useful information offered here by others !!
Contrary to this thought, a simple polite answer elicits some intelligent response producing a short-lived informative thread. All those who respond in anger are running with the bait and feeding the troll. Only those that complain are being "sucked in".
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I have an electronic lock in the door to my safe. However, it's full and I need a bigger one... should I get an electronic lock again?
No. Give me some of the safe's contents and you will save money not buying a bigger one

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Only those that complain are being "sucked in".
Lol.

That's funny.

If you see something illegal don't complain to the police.

You guys gotta rethink some stuff
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I am currently installing a new front door but need help in deciding a locking system. I gave heard some bad stuff about electronic locking devices. Anyone with good advice?
Generally Home Depot carry's two different manufacturers of "front door locks". Kwikset and Schlage. Both work fine. Hope this helps.
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