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Old 29-05-2016, 19:51   #16
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Re: Boat mooring security query

Am I the only one thinking $1500 a year is a great deal for a berth?
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Old 29-05-2016, 19:57   #17
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Am I the only one thinking $1500 a year is a great deal for a berth?
It really depends. It sounds like it's got no power, water or security gating. If that's the case then I wouldn't call it a great deal. Ok, but nothing special. I'd rather be on a much cheaper mooring than on a jetty birth that gives access to undesirables.
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Old 29-05-2016, 19:59   #18
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Am I the only one thinking $1500 a year is a great deal for a berth?
Just noticed your commenting from Florida too.
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Old 29-05-2016, 21:14   #19
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Re: Boat mooring security query

$1500 pa sounds very good for SE Oz.

I am fortunate enough to have the ultimate boat security system (aside from being on the boat), I have live aboard neighbours. One of whom saved me mega cost and stress in a recent storm when my boat busted her lines in the pen by risking life and limb to tie her down again.

I am not sure if you can buy a single or six pack of "live aboards" where you are but if you can, grab them. They are a bargain at any price.


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Old 29-05-2016, 21:35   #20
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Hello cruiser people,

I pay $1500 per year for the priveledge of mooring my boat at a jetty berth located on the southern coast of Victoria, Australia. The jetty has no amenities like fresh water and shore power, and apart from a single street light has no security whatsoever.

I only live about 20kms from the jetty but cannot get down there as frequently as I'd like and this causes me a few concerns regarding security from break-ins and theft, but also about the reliability of my auto bilge pump system. I have my pumps wired to a Johnson Ultima electronic sensor switch which so far has worked well, but there is always the chance of failure which potentially could end up sinking my boat.

This problem set me to thinking that it would be a good thing if I could actually monitor the boat (at it's jetty berth) from the comfort of my home. So I'm wondering if anyone knows what hardware and tech requirements would be needed to setup some kind of video security system which could be monitored from my desktop pc at home. And would it be an expensive exercise or can it be done cheaply?

(I expect it would be a drain on my battery power storage but as I have a dual battery setup with solar charge system wired in, it might be ok).

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You could always re-purpose an old android phone and use it as a security cam.. (maybe with its own small solar panel and battery).
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Old 29-05-2016, 23:47   #21
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Re: Boat mooring security query

Swap out your packing for the dripless type. It's a simple, low cost, direct replacement, for the regular stuff.
That way you'll have one less worry.

And I think it's been mentioned already, perhaps in another form. But there are alarms for break in's, that alert you via a cell phone system in the alarm, if there's an intruder. Some people use them as part of the alarm systems on their cars. At least in the US.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Wideload.
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Old 30-05-2016, 08:50   #23
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They claim worldwide monitoring.

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Old 30-05-2016, 09:32   #24
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Just dial up from your smart phone whenever you are anxious or 3 times a day - whatever you like.
Does not have to be ON all day.

Have a friend who does the same thing for his home - was able to watch his Shiba Inu dogs eating his expensive leather sofa while he was at work😆😆.

So therein is the catch - whatever system you use has to have a way of addressing the reported/observed issues. Maybe a fiend, neighbour, security service - most will be bloody useless. Maybe just have to "pull a sickie" and DIY.



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Your stuffing box shouldn't drip when it's idle. Only when the shaft is turning. I used to have a stuffing box and replaced it with a dripless seal. But, a stuffing box 'should' never drip so much it would sink your boat. It's not adjusted properly if it drips whilst idle.
Mine DOES drip a bit... perhaps a quart over 3 or 4 weeks... but there is a bilge pump. I don't leave the boat unattended for that long usually... but this is not enough to sink the boat.

Maybe it shouldn't and it might not be "perfectly" installed. But I am not concerned... Why should I be?
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