There is some previous discussion on the buzz about kayak locks but it seems old. I am looking for a 1 boat lock so I can leave it on my car overnight (in Denver)and not worry too much. Yakima's cable thing looks cheap. Kryptonite even says on their website cable locks are deterrents at best.
I am thinking of getting Masterlock Cuffs. My rack has the core locks so one cuff on the rack bar, one on the kayak security bar. I specifically think I will buy the lock here:
The Cuffs come with a $3500 "anti-theft guarantee." Because the law in New York states anti-theft warranties specifically have to be insurance, where other states allow a "Guarantee" (they want to hit your home owner's policy up first), buying the lock from a store in NY is enough to include you in the "Insurance" group (link above is a store in NY).
Anyone have any better (and serious) ideas other than bringing the boat inside? The 2 flaws I see are how strong the kayak's security bar is and the fact it isn't a bike. If the security bar on the boat is cut, the "Insurance" is invalid. If they question if it is a bike...things fall apart too.
I looked at a couple other options like Kryptonite's noose. I think if I dropped it on my roof while trying to lock the boat it would go right through my sun roof (they are 15lbs). I think the way I could get around the security bar being cut is to remove it and put a pipe around it so bolt cutters wouldn't fit around it.
OK...take it away