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Old 03-24-2006   #1
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locking boats?

I have always been able to lock my boat inside my vehicle, well except for my starter Z but I dont think anyone really wanted it. Changed boats and autos over the winter. The truck has anchor points and the boats have security bars so is a cable/lock enough to ensure that my boats will be there when i get back? I mean if someone is dedicated enough to cut the cable then I am screwed, not much I can about that I guess. Any recommendations?

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i always run a cable behind my seat then to a roof rack or point on a truck bed. Also always get your serial # so if it is ganked send that to all the shops and hope the dick head trys to sell it.
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Most thefts are opprotunity crimes

I have always used cables, and I think that is enough to deter to average thief.

Cables are easily cut with a bolt cutters, but I don't believe most would be thieves carry them around with them.
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I too have changed autos this winter and now need to store boats on top of the car. I have a rack system and was planning on using cable/lock by attaching cable through security bars and rack. Has anyone had problems with this method. I assume the cable is good enough to deter the "opportunistic" thieves, but if some really wants the boats, they can probably get past my security system. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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All you can do is make yourself less of a viable victim to theft. A good cable generally does that. Padlocks only keep honest people honest, but you're wise to reduce your risk.
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Check into adding your boats to your home-owner's/renter's insurance. I've had quotes for like $1,000 worth of insurance for about 10 bucks a year. I recently almost sacrificed my creeker to the river gods so I've been looking for ways to cover my ass in the event, god forbid, that my kayak's should become lost or stolen. Just an idea....


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Greg i use my U-Lock (bike lock) with a cable. it has worked so far and ive left them in some shady places. Killa B
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I saw a small kyptonite type lock with a cable at lowes the other day, thought it might be the thing.
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Have any of you guys checked into Jeremy Himle's "Boaterlock"?

http://www.boaterlock.com

It's what I use, although the only downside is, if you have mountainbike trays in place, you can only carry one boat (playboat or creeker both fit) at a time. I love mine, though. And Jeremy's a great guy: awesome follow up, wonderful customer service.
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It's what I use, although the only downside is, if you have mountainbike trays in place, you can only carry one boat (playboat or creeker both fit) at a time.
The other downside is people will freak out when they see you driving off without any straps on your boat.
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