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:)  I understand what some are saying about tougher measures = more damage sustained. However, I am attempting to prevent opportunistic petty thieves, not stop short an organised crime ring. Petty thieves will be armed with a large screwdriver and maybe a bolt cutter and will be looking at hasps and locks and other flimsy devices such as this. I realise I can't stop them power sawing a hole through the GRP. 

 

I am relieved to hear there's not too much of a problem down at the Tamaki River near PYBC. However, there's one person in this thread who has been victimised in the last 12 months. One person out of... not many in this thread. Statistically that is quite a high crime rate - though I accept not accurate - it's just the way this thread went.

 

The old adage about locks keeping honest people out... here's my take on it ... 'flimsy locks and flimsy attachments only keep out honest people'.

 

I am interested in security measures which will cause the petty thief to move on to the next boat and leave mine alone because it looks to difficult for him or will cause him to be noticed. I quite liked some ideas here... https://www.sailmagazine.com/cruising/security-sailboats 

 

Thanks for your suggestions.  :thumbup:

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Burglar alarm sign and a small plastic box with a small red slow flashing light in it worked for my father-in-law for many years on the piles across the river from PYBC He made the light himself, had

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Burglar alarm sign and a small plastic box with a small red slow flashing light in it worked for my father-in-law for many years on the piles across the river from PYBC

He made the light himself, had a 9v battery and a tiny bulb, flashed every 5 sec about and the battery lasted years. During the day you could hardly see it but at night was quite obvious when looking in from outside. It never did anything other than move them along to the next boat.

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A pair of stout companionway doors are always a start.

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A robust coachroof is a must.

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Well secured opening port lights are important.

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