I have been dreaming of sailing away for over 10 years...in 4 or 5 years it looks like I really will. But I have a personal foible...I am a sucker for hard luck cases, particularly women
who have gone through ugly, abusive divorces/breakups and have a stalker problem. I am war-gaming my latest project
, and it is a doozy.
The woman and her ex are old friends of mine, though I haven't seen either one in 10 years. I am a software
guy and have helped women
secure their stuff and shake electronic tails before, but this guy is a step or two above me in hacking and seems to have gone totally over to the dark side. My advantage is, he doesn't know I am involved.
To apply this to sailing: let's say I got my dream and had my boat
, and was living at a slip in a marina or better yet in a mooring
field. What is the state of the art in that environment
for cameras, proximity sensors, possibly sonar for divers, etc? I have a set of 7 blink cameras plus glass break, door and window sensors (which is a challenge in a house with a dog AND a cat). My current
house is secure, and any thieves will be thwarted and attackers will be detected.
I may have this or some other "project" end up with me, or I may find a new one down the line...I seem to have a rep for this, and word of mouth keeps bringing questions and requests for help, and I provide it when I can. Some of these guys are armed and crazy, and I need to be able to see them coming. And with this new one, him coming to a boat
is NOT out of the question. These guys, and especially this one, are talented, dedicated and downright mean and dangerous.
Assume the following: I'm PRETTY sure I can DELAY him getting location info but he WILL get it in a matter of a couple weeks as things stand today. He is patient and WILL discover I am involved and will recognize me, and figure out what boat is mine easily. He is a coward and won't go for me frontally, but will come at me in the sneakiest way he can, and he will at least bring a knife, probably a gun. I am living in a marina either at a slip or in a mooring
field and have his objective staying on my boat. I am well armed with good communication and can quickly contact the marina and cops/sheriff. Whatever security
the marina has in place, he will ignore or defeat.
So how could a boat be set up so I could see him coming and take appropriate action, short of sitting 24/7 listening intently and scanning the approach? A side question...does anyone have a link to info on proximity alarms for warning me of nearby boats/land or big obstacles in the water
(like the loose container that did in Redford's boat in "All is Lost")?