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Painting the covers, use the pens that can't be seen in normal light so you can identify them (smart water?) keep the boats afloat in the middle of the lake. Hopefully it will work, but sadly not necessarily. Good quality CCTV that can actually make out who people are. Tracker devices hidden in the engines. A shoot on sight policy?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Nov 19 at 5:33pm
Scrub the paint or whatever finish is on your engine cover, make it less attractive. Padlocked to wall etc, we have been burgled, but not taken engine yet.
Depressing thing is last twice they have cherry picked boat spares, clearly they know about dinghies.
My club in a similar situation, no one within miles. we have cameras and alarm, one of those screaming sounders that disorentate you, looking at a smoke machine.

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We are a sailing club in the countryside with no neighbours and recent events suggest we are being targetted for our ribs and engines in their containers. What steps can we take to deter / foil the thieves? What has worked for you? CCTV, lighting, motion sensors, etc?
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