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MAD1025
Link to this postPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: Pirate Dingy Security

Started sailing the BVI 20 years ago but have not been down for eight years. I never worried about locking up the dingy in the BVI but other islands yes. Have things changed so that I should make sure the motor and dingy is locked up when we leave the dingy for extended periods and at night? Thanks for the insight.

Matt
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:20 am    

Yes, you should. Dinghy theft has become quite common.
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sail2wind
Link to this postPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:22 pm    

We even hoist our dinghy on a spare halyard at anchor. Fortunately Anegada is very safe and never worry there.
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MAD1025
Link to this postPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:55 pm    

Sad to see it happen - it used to be just sorting them out the next morning as people grabbed the same grey dinghy they were sure they tied it up right there. So I guess it is safe to say gas cans and engines go hand in hand. Thanks for the reply.
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:01 pm    

Gasoline tanks grow legs fast - really fast in some anchorages - even Anegada. Best removed and stowed safely.
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:02 am    

Most charter companies have a 20-foot cable with a pad-lock.
Easy matter to loop the engine and gas can and lock it to the boat or pier.
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