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Old 12-10-2010, 13:59   #46
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I've been cruising and missing this stuff?????


Are the girls cute?
Oh yeah, most definitely. Especially the one named "Chumley". Corey is pretty hot too. I mean it - very hot, as in sweating profusely most of the time.
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Old 12-10-2010, 14:18   #47
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MarkJ - DO NOT BE DECEIVED - the girls are not hot. Ok, Chumley is kind of cute, but I would still rather be where you are than know what is going on with Pawn Stars.
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Old 12-10-2010, 14:51   #48
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Aluminium hatches, locked from inside, thru a vent , and ports too small to crawl thru, make theft a several hour affair, with serious tools, and lots of noise.
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Old 12-10-2010, 17:47   #49
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The real shame would be that if I did finally catch one in the act that he would have to pay for all the others I didn't catch as well.

My fear also as I would be imprisoned for sure...........or dead.
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Dan_78 - the boat sits under a dusk to dawn light on the dock. There are also small lights all along the dock. I guess it wouldn't hurt to add even more lights.


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I don't fit the crowd.
My vote is no lights at all as they just help the thief see what they are doing.
Leave everything dark so they have to light it up or bump/trip on stuff.

Now, an alarm light is different.
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The alarm and lock are good; also for the future would be using a stylus (available probably from the police or elsewhere) to scribe identifying info on electronics and some of the more valuable tools. If your dock has power, you might even be able to set up a multi-setting timer for lights/radio on the boat. Anything that will slow the thieves down or raise questions in their mind just might tip the balance in making them pick an easier target or rush their job.

Unfortunately, the method of using a small boat to access your dock would also work for thieves hitting a marina, if marina security isn't on the ball.

Then, if it were my dock, I might have been tempted to set up a gibbet shoreside with a hangman's noose, hang a plastic skeleton from it, and attach a sign, "Death to Pirates!"
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blimy, what a bad deal... i was once robbed of worthless belongings, but they were my belongings..sentimental value!!! i feel for ya bro
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Old 26-10-2010, 12:31   #53
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We keep 3 sailboats behind our house on the gulf coast. Someone tried to unbolt a laminated teak tiller off my father's Pearson 30. Ever since then, we light the place up at night like Fort Knox. In addition, we have a rather large dog that sits on the balcony all night waiting for them. A mouse can't run across the yard without setting off the dog. Lights and dogs! You can't go wrong. Cheaper than the boat slip too by the way.
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