In seven years cruising the Caribbean
we know a dozen cruisers who have had the dinghy
stolen! We met an older German in Cartagena
that had had two dinghies stolen in a week...it happened every time he entertained a 'lady-of-the-night' on his boat...an interesting complication of Viagra!
You have to make it hard work for them to steal your dinghy...
, which is what they really want, is locked with a heavy bar that hides the locking lugs. Nobody wants a 2 hp 4 stroke
, it is the 15 hp Yamaha's they take.
the dingy every night and lock it to the boat.
On dinghy docks it is secured with a 3/8 inch chain and a very heavy lock that would require a grinder to cut. We avoid leaving the dingy on isolated docks.
A lot of work but necessary to keep the expensive dinghy and engine