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Old 07-09-2021, 07:35   #61
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Re: Security Tactics Actually Used

Be watchful where you are. Some places are notorious, others are quite civilized.

Make friends with boat neighbors and look after each other. Our boat neighbors in Bonaire kindly apprehended and demanded insurance information from a boat owner who ran into us while we were ashore.

We left our boat in Marigot, St Martin to dinghy ashore. I always look back until we are out of sight. We saw a local runabout approach our yacht directly so we turned around. They saw us and pretended to anchor nearby. Once we were back aboard the other boat left. Marigot is a place to lock. Be on your boat by dark. Dinghys are stolen there in front of witnesses at Marina Royal. If you go ashore after dark choose a restaurant where you can see the dinghy. Lock the yacht.

Last season in Antigua, Faulmouth Harbor, a local on a red kayak boarded three boats in the early morning hours. The owners ran him off. The word got out and we believe other locals knew who it was and handled it. No re-occurrence. Yachting is a critical business in Antigua so security is important to the many yacht services and local businesses.

We try to cruise where security is decent and the society is civil. There are so many nice places low on the worry scale that we can stay away from trouble spots. Before the current obstacles to island hopping we often cruised with other boats. We had a lot of fun together and were not the lone boat in a remote anchorage.
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Not everyone lives in the USA so what makes you think you can dictate to us..
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Re: Security Tactics Actually Used

Best security tactic I have ever used is:

1) go to nice places

2) if you misjudged and find an area to be sketchy, move the boat somewhere else

These are honestly the best tactics of all.

Good for blood pressure too
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Re: Security Tactics Actually Used

I had a Radio Shack trip wire device ($14) that was loud as heck. Strung across the cockpit at night using heavy fishing line it was a great device for the price.
PS: You'll trip it getting up in the morning though!
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