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Old 14-09-2010, 19:22   #16
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A nice Black Labrador would work pretty well, IMO. Not to many people are keen to confront a 90 lb barking dog. Unless they are familiar with how Labs are just big lovable babies...

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Old 14-09-2010, 22:14   #17
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Originally Posted by stillbuilding View Post
Anyone familiar with Hong Kong will know that every apartment has a S/S security door - the cost of which is very cheap for this mass market. I have a combination of three elements all in S/S - a security grill, a mosquito screen and a 16mm acrylic weather panel - all slide up lifted by solenoid operated pneumatic rams. Was not done for Hong Kong which has to be one of the world's safest places but for ports further afield.

Would be interested in photos of your grill if you could post some. This sort of thing appeals to me particularly the mosquito screen / weather panel arrangement.


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Old 14-09-2010, 22:33   #18
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Originally Posted by Preposterous View Post

It appears that the whole "I wonder what's in that deep dark hole" might be the best deterrent for hatches, while something like what MarkJ posted (a secure, yet warming set of security bars), might be the ticket.
Using suitably luminescent paint put this on the floor under the hatch...

Maybe add a blood curdling scream with a laser trigger...

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Old 15-09-2010, 00:35   #19
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Don't want to stay where I'd need to be imprisoned

Whether it is in west Oakland (CA) or Costa Rica where people need to imprison themselves behind bars for protection or to safeguard their possessions, I don't want to stay in such places.
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Originally Posted by Kettlewell View Post
Not needed in 99% of the harbors, but if it makes you feel better the other 1% go for it.
So, if you visit 100 harbors, your going to get robbed. I am hearing a lot about crime in the Caribbean and know for a fact that it is ramped in St. Maarten/Martin. Two weeks ago armed robbers held up a small restaurant in Oyster Pond. There have been numerous murders and muggings, some serious rapes, and all sorts of petty theft.

So, I know that when I have my family on board, even if there is only a 1% chance, I need security like this. Though I personally think a single thick bar going across the hatch would work to keep any person from entering.

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