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>what about wheel clamps??

I'd say wheel clamps are only applicable for trailer sailor yachts/keelboats that are stored in towing mode and/or boats that only do circuit events and are therefore always on their road trailer with the mast down and packed ready for trailing.

It's a simple matter of risk - a boat that is packed ready to tow is going to be easier to steal because someone with a towbar can simply hitch it up and be away with it pretty easily.

A rigged dinghy is much harder to steal.

The simple answer is just to make sure you have insurance (be sure to read the small print though, because some policies do state that foils etc are not to be kept in the boat and others explicitly state the boat must be tethered to the ground in some way).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 12:13pm
Yeah that was what I was gona say about weel clamps, they are only realy applicaple to circuit boats or if you keep a road trailor anywhere, for example we keep our road triler in the drive at home and the boat at club. we have to keep a clamp on the trailer in the drive. But you def dont need one at club, if the boat is rigged.
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yer most the boats at my club dont have raod trailers.  so not much has been stolen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 5:18pm
nothing has been stolen at our dinghy pakr either and yet the insurance company still refuse me full comp
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 5:55pm
I keep my boat at home on my drive/ garage.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 6:45pm
but if u keep it at ghome u have the pain of trailing it everytime
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 6:54pm

yeah must admit currently we have the boat in the garage all the time, but thats cause its such nice wood finnish so cant leave it out in winter. Oh act thinkin bout it we have 2 boats here at the moment.

We also keep the rib on the drive as it doesnt cost, we used to keep it in storage barn thing, but better this way. It jsut depends on what u are doing with the boat, if you do loads of circuit events at home wouldnt be too bad but only club events the club would be a better option.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Garry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 7:03pm
I chain the combi to the tie down wire and also make sure all shackles etc are connected under the cover, which I hope reduces the chance they're borrowed.

I also remove everything that's portable. We have a locked gate at the end of the lane but the general public has access to walk their dogs etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 7:11pm
lol yeah sounds exactly like ours. but it is one very long lane so people dont tend to get down there much.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 05 at 12:04am
Chaining the boats isn't just a security measure against theft. Last June, the main chain running in the compound had snapped and we had 3 or 4 boats taking off in a force 9 gale! It's always a good ida to park your boat facing the prevailing winds, it avoids nasty suprises after a storm...  
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