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Old 27-07-2020, 04:07   #16
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I have found Pirate Lights to be very effective. Simple install, options for lights/sound. Very convenient to have cockpit lights turn on with remote control as you return to the boat. Check out freespiritgear.com as a seller. I believe he may have an unboxing video and can advise on install, great customer service.
I read their promotional info until the part about the "XX decibel alarm" and then closed the website in horror. All I could think of was how, years back, everyone had a car alarm that would blare at all hours of the night and wake everyone up.

Just what we all get into sailing to get AWAY from!

Lights maybe. A very loud alarm? I really, really hope not.

For heaven's sake! Just talk to your fellow cruisers in any particular area you stop. They will know far more about what's going on in any particular anchorage than any website.

Just talk to each other, people - please!

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Old 27-07-2020, 06:12   #17
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We've done that trip through the Bahamas, DR, PR, USVI, and are in Grenada. We sailed straight from St. Croix to Grenada. On the way back to the USVI we will avoid the hotspots identified on https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/

We work to not look like a target. My lady does not wear her jewelry around town. We lift our dinghy on a halyard until we get our davits added to our arch. Our outboards are always locked and we lock our dinghy with a cable, even if it is lifted. We have a light on our arch that we can leave on. We also have a dropcam on board.

Good luck on your voyage. It is a great time.

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Old 27-07-2020, 07:07   #18
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I've been thru' the B'mas countless times....never once locked or closed my boat...never once had even the slightest problem.....not even in Nassau....lucky ??...maybe....
only time I ever had a problem was here in the good 'ole US of A...Annapolis harbor, a thief tried to get onboard while I was sleeping....or at least he thought I was sleeping...
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I had an Australian cattle dog once (Blue Heeler) - best "small" guard dog out there, and an absolute great companion!
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I had an Australian cattle dog once (Blue Heeler) - best "small" guard dog out there, and an absolute great companion!
A friend had one, a great dog,friendly if the owner was around or if he knew you well, the owner came home from work one day to find the elect meter reader bailed up inside the back gate, apparently the dog happily let the stranger in but steadfastly refused to let him out.
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Jumping in late here.

Has anyone used security bars when they have their hatch open? I'd like to use a windsock without being completely vulnerable.
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Jumping in late here.

Has anyone used security bars when they have their hatch open? I'd like to use a windsock without being completely vulnerable.
Sailing Project Atticus recently did a youtube video where they show theirs.
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ohdrinkboy , do you know which episode?
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This is my preferred guard dog:

(Ours is insanely nosy. He’d be watching EVERYTHING.)
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Re: Security while cruising

Feel like someone needs to add a bit of reality here.
In truth, any fears related to security in the bahamas/caribbean is typically some carryover from back home, NOT something from experiences here.

Do events happen? Of course... but VERY uncommon and almost nonexistent compared to back home and that's with every single event of what essentially equals petty theft being reported (as well as many poorly tied dinghies being reported as stolen).

After we had been out for about a year I thought back to our security concerns before leaving and tried to dig a bit deeper. I went to a site listing ALL reported crimes of any kind in the cruiser community throughout the entire Caribbean (all year) and then compared the numbers to what had been reported in our small and VERY safe neighborhood back home in Portland, OR and the numbers within the last few days back home eclipsed the full year out here.

Yes, you should still be aware of your environment and not do stupid things... but basically you should take the same precautions that you would have used at home when walking down the street to go get a gallon of milk.

You'll be good.
Leave the fears and insecurites that come with watching the nightly news back home and go enjoy!!
We'll see you when you get here!
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I installed a hot spot for $15 per month and bought a three camera amazon blink system for $150. I get notified within a couple of seconds, can see real time, have recorded video on my phone I can send to police, can talk with the intruder, and can have lots of settings to play with.
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