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Old 21-06-2014, 06:51   #31
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Re: Does anyone keep a safe onboard?

I have a safe in my basement and it tends to get damp inside. Does a safe onboard collect moisture as well?
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Old 21-06-2014, 07:46   #32
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Re: Does anyone keep a safe onboard?

What about a safe full of lead ingots, coated with a thin layer of gold. Make sure the total weight is above 500 lbs. I like the fake cash too. Hopefully they will be in a dingy.
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What about a safe full of lead ingots, coated with a thin layer of gold. Make sure the total weight is above 500 lbs. I like the fake cash too. Hopefully they will be in a dingy.
I like that one NEWT. It could double as ballast for your boat. I would want to add some security cameras just so I could laugh at the footage later.
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Old 21-06-2014, 19:05   #34
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My safe is...well quite safe....I screwed in an eye bolt from the lower most point of my fiberglass keel. The money dangles from a five foot 1/4 inch stainless cable from the keel...a total of $4.5 million dollars is stored there in vacuum sealed bags.......Thanks grandpa, mom and dad!


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Old 21-06-2014, 20:27   #35
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Re: Does anyone keep a safe onboard?

I used to have money, before I bought two yachts. Nothing worth hiding now.

A friend keeps a wallet in plain sight, containing an expired passport and piles of Asian currency that converts to about $10 when changed. He figures a rushed thief will grab that and make off without checking it.
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Old 21-06-2014, 20:57   #36
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A friend keeps a wallet in plain sight, containing an expired passport .


Would't that passport release confidential info about you and could be used to make a fake passport. Just change the photo. Like the idea of the wallet with small cash. Won't rumble around finding the $100,000 you have hidden elsewhere.
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Would't that passport release confidential info about you and could be used to make a fake passport.
Not really. Australian passports contain a chip that's used for fast processing, once they expire they're essentially useless. No address, and the photo won't matter unless you're worried about being identified by it while in the area.
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Funny. no one seems to think good insurance is the best,

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Funny. no one seems to think good insurance is the best,

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Aren't "Good" and "Insurance" oxymorons?

I remember the one time I came close to collecting on a valid claim I missed it for some arcane reason as cited which I am sure I could have fought and won but life is too short and lawyers, clerks, and courts are too expensive.

Remember insurance is a for profit concern and their profits rest in your inability to collect on claim(s).
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Have a cheap safe on each of my boats. Electric with combination and key. After 3 seasons the electric stopped working so use key. $49.95 total. Keeps the amateurs out. A pro will cut the boat to remove? Good for whdn you go swimming or shopping.

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Re: Does Anyone keep a Safe Onboard?

I usually use a cubby hole on the boat that you would likely tear the boat apart to find.... unless you knew where it was. Unless they know it's there, they are not going to find it. Most boats seem to have one...
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