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    Posted: 07 Mar 05 at 2:21pm
Hi,  What can be done in the way of security when you are not using your boat. ie in the club dinghy park?


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well it depends on what your sailing club is like, ours is down a lane with locked gates on it etc. but some are like right on the road.

Do you have metal eyelets to tie the boats down to incase it gets too windy. Well a frien of mine parks his boat over that and then passes a chain down the centerplate case and padlocks it on. The chain goes over a bit of board then back down, this means that you cant move the boat with out unpadlocking it first.

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You can take foils & sails home, take the bung out of the back and put it inside a halyard bag (to stop people from 'borrowing' it).

Extreme options are to insert a large metal pole into the ground and chain your boat trailer to it, chaining combi trailers together or even wheel clamps.

Most sailing club compounds are reasonbly secure and don't attract too many many major problems, other than smaller things being 'borrowed' and not being put back (like bungs, tiller extensions, foils etc).

Certain boats are more problematic than others - Lasers for example are small, light and easier to steal (they can be carried, put inside a van/on a roof rack) than other types of boat.



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My sailing club was fine untill last year when soemone thought they would nick my c/board and rudder incl. tiller and extention. All the other lasers had things nicked as well, which made it worse but at least that way you know it was no-one from within the club, just someone stealing for profit... not sure if that makes it better mind!! but realistically, there isnt much you can do other than take it all home with you...
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chaning your boat is always good. had a chain behind  the forestay, on the trolley and then on a tree. worked very well. you must look after your sails where ever you put them. was parking the boat on a trailer in munich in the middle of the city and even there somebody could need a good regatta sail.
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yeah never leave sailing gear in boat, it doesnt do it any good for one thing.

The boat I mentioned was a laser. we tend to have a problem with vandalism as they cant take the boat past two locked gates, they obviously wernt sailoirs as they tried to sink our dory by chopping holes in the botton of it......

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beig in an unsecure dinghy park is not handy i was refused full comp inosurance cause it wasnt secure enough.  all we have is a chain that we could padlock the finghy on if we wanted and a 1foot high fence
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Hulls aren't so much a problem as the little things like foils and sails.  Of course if your bung goes you can bet your life its one of your fellow members.  I run a light chain through anything I leave in the boat and padlock it to the mast.  Like all security issues its not totally secure but it makes it such a pain the theives will go somewhere else.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 05 at 7:03pm
Yeah that is a pain, That is one of the good thinga about the LeaValley locking their premises at night.
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Thanks for all your help,

I am a little ahead of myself at the moment as am only in the process of looking at boats, but I do need to know what I must budget for in the way of security devices.

My club seems to be quite secure, though I want to try and do the best I can to make my boat safe and secure. I think some of my worries are just the fact that I am always locking and alarming things at home and  just 'leaving' my  boat is hard to imagine.  chains and padlocks will be bought..... what about wheel clamps??

cheers folks,

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