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Old 15-12-2017, 09:46   #16
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Portland is America right?

The answer would have to be guns.

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Old 15-12-2017, 09:54   #17
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Those only work when I'm aboard, sadly. I think booby-traps are illegal as well.

I doubt my attack cat could fend off a burglar (pirate, I suppose?).
Re: booby-traps. Blood is hard to wash off the deck.
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Old 15-12-2017, 10:00   #18
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I have a Boat Command security system. It's been very reliable, but I had a faulty motion sensor and they replaced it no questions asked. They didn't even ask for the old one. Support on the phone and email has been VERY responsive. It's a family business. I have no affiliation except as a happy customer.
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Old 15-12-2017, 10:16   #19
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Get yourself a Paradox Magellan MG6250 alarm system - many features. Lots of available wireless sensors which helps with installation. Can be setup to call you on your mobile - low battery, high water bilge alarm or when any other sensor is activated. Parts are available in many parts of the world. It works well for us.
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We have a motion detection system. The sensors report wirelessly to a alarm box inside the boat. The alarm is a recording of our voices saying "Baby! there is someone in the cockpit. and I say "I'll check it out" and we also recorded a lot of banging around in the boat. Never had a problem. Startles us when we come on board late sometimes. Got it for about two hundred dollars at HomeSecurity.com. Each sensor (2) has a different alarm message. You could really have some fun with it.
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I would think an alarm system setting off a strobe and a Klaxon would be more effective than a phone call? You might have to clean up some brown stuff. A timed shut off and reset. A snatch and grab makes a phone call useless. JMHO
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that was Joshua Slocum who out the tacks on deck while on the coast of South America
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that was Joshua Slocum who out the tacks on deck while on the coast of South America
in straights of Magellan
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you read it also Geoleo
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Sir Francis Chichester would scatter tacks on the deck at night.
But this works best against bare feet.
I believe that was Joshua Slocum that spread tacks on deck while moored in Terra De Fuego's Magellan Channel. Probably more usefull and less dangerous then guns on board...
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I believe it was Joshua Slocum who used tacks. Chicester sailed around non stop, so no need
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The answer would have to be guns.
With no one on board to pull the trigger? Not hardly, even in America. BTW, booby traps such as a string from the trigger to a door are illegal all over America, and can result in murder charges. Probably in Australia too.
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A good weapon for defense while on board is a loaded flare gun.
Legal to have.
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We have a motion detection system. The sensors report wirelessly to a alarm box inside the boat. The alarm is a recording of our voices saying "Baby! there is someone in the cockpit. and I say "I'll check it out" and we also recorded a lot of banging around in the boat. Never had a problem. Startles us when we come on board late sometimes. Got it for about two hundred dollars at HomeSecurity.com. Each sensor (2) has a different alarm message. You could really have some fun with it.
Good ideas! Another is a recording of a shotgun action being worked. Most burglar types will do the necessary to avoid confrontation, and the most effective way to do that is to leave immediately.
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Re: Security on the hook?

If there are other liveaboards there in the marina, it will be a good bet for you. People, who will be your new friends if you make the effort, will notice when others approach your boat, as you will, theirs, when you happen to be around. A marina with liveaboards always has less petty theft, too. The people and their dogs (where permitted) help keep away the thieves.

The sensors, etc., are cool, too, but a community is also good protection.

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