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Best way to secure the boat
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:51:40 PM »
Hey all, i was wondering how do you guys secure the trailer and boat to the truck when you are done with a day of fishing on a lake and you go to sleep in a motel and you leave the rig in the motel's parking lot for the night?
I heard motors bei g stolen even if they are bolted to the boat. I assume i can get some locks and chain the trailer to the trick and the boat to the trailer but I was just wondering if there is a better solution out there.
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Re: Best way to secure the boat
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 09:41:27 AM »
I use quality locks and chains, and say a special prayer before going to sleep...
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Re: Best way to secure the boat
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 09:55:30 AM »
I occasionally remove the motor and store it inside my truck (with the alarm activated of course) or sneak it into hotel room, if I feel that it's necessary...
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Re: Best way to secure the boat
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 12:18:06 PM »

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Re: Best way to secure the boat
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 10:03:58 PM »
Thanks guys:) I'll say a prayer then and if that doesn't work I will take Francois' suggestion:)
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Re: Best way to secure the boat
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 11:28:53 AM »
Park next to people who have nicer gear than you!  Nothing deters theft more than having something of no value... lol.  A beat up motor with some pealing paint, etc... along with a good lockset deters theft.
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Re: Best way to secure the boat
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 12:30:28 PM »
Great point, Chris! You really should take a hammer to the engine cover and key/scratch the finish on your brand new, shiny motor so it doesn't look quite so appealing to a thief!

In fact, I put a mid-70s engine cover on my 2017 outboard motor for just this reason...  #fakenews   ;)   ;D
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