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CGB
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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: philthepilot]
      #1735324 - 06/13/17 04:12 PM (70.49.187.94)

Money's getting tighter on-island
The economy - not that great
Why not lock things up - just to feel better?


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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: CGB]
      #1735337 - 06/13/17 05:56 PM (76.19.126.165)

End of the day, I think its really simple. Dinghy's have been stolen before. So is the 2 minutes it will take to lock it up more of a hassle then what you'll deal with if it is stolen? It's also probably worth checking to see what your liability is if it is stolen.

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captmoby
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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: Calvin]
      #1735344 - 06/13/17 07:06 PM (70.169.125.25)

When I was in Antigua years ago there were young teens with nice dingys they all used a plastic bag to wrap around the kill switch where the little plastic clip went.
Humm?

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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: captmoby]
      #1735346 - 06/13/17 07:34 PM (50.135.102.202)

There are too many "why not?" responses to consider them all rhetorical.

1) It's inconvenient.
2) It's a psychological burden to have to consider theft at every turn.

Yes, of course it's even more inconvenient to have the dinghy stolen. However, the actual probability of the dinghy being stolen also figures into this calculation. Personally, a discussion of the actual prevalence of dinghy theft and it's consequences is of more value than a blanket "why not?" applied to every possible precaution.


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aarpskier
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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: MrEZgoin]
      #1735347 - 06/13/17 07:38 PM (97.91.61.135)

Quote:

MrEZgoin said:
Haven't locked the dinghy in 12 trips to the BVI. Never had one go missing.




Every mutual fund prospectus ever written states: "Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results." Now, try to think of an area of life (sports, education, career, family, government, etc) to which this law does not apply. Just sayin'.


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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: MrEZgoin]
      #1735348 - 06/13/17 07:47 PM (97.91.61.135)

Quote:

MrEZgoin said:

1) It's inconvenient.
2) It's a psychological burden to have to consider theft at every turn.






Ssshhh! We assign lock and unlock duties to the grandkid who dons the coxswain crew shirt on a given trip. They think its fun and a high honor to wear the floating wristband and key!


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MrEZgoin
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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: aarpskier]
      #1735352 - 06/13/17 07:54 PM (50.135.102.202)

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aarpskier said:
Quote:

MrEZgoin said:
Haven't locked the dinghy in 12 trips to the BVI. Never had one go missing.




Every mutual fund prospectus ever written states: "Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results." Now, try to think of an area of life (sports, education, career, family, government, etc) to which this law does not apply. Just sayin'.




Of course. I was just relating my experience. It provides a data point regarding prevalence, nothing more implied.


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CptCook
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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: captmoby]
      #1735356 - 06/13/17 08:21 PM (71.208.251.103)

Quote:

captmoby said:
When I was in Antigua years ago there were young teens with nice dingys they all used a plastic bag to wrap around the kill switch where the little plastic clip went.
Humm?




+1 LOL, Anyone can "own" one of those little plastic clips! Or use a quarter, a stick, a shell.....It is a shame to have to care these days, but "taking the little plastic clip" gives you about 2 seconds worth of security.

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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: TIMRIM]
      #1735360 - 06/13/17 09:07 PM (184.166.21.62)

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TIMRIM said:
14 years here, never locked a dinghy, always took the "red,orange coiled thingy", never had an issue. A moorings captain told me, just be sure to bring one home.





Got a rubber band, hair scrunchy, or a piece of string?
This is a $5000 chance I will not take. It's so easy for charter guests to be so nonchalant, when it's not your property. When we had our boat, we rigged a simple rig to the D rings on the the dinghy and hoisted it with a spare halyard, instant davits. A 15" steel cable from Home Depot and a decent water proof lock can save you $$$$


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pbmonk
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Re: Dinghy locking poll /theft reports [Re: philthepilot]
      #1735370 - 06/14/17 03:21 AM (128.130.253.179)

Cooper Island Resort tells you not to lock the dinghy to the dinghy dock giving VISAR access as the reason.

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