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Post by brett711 » Wed May 12, 2010 2:44 pm

is there a wheel lock that anyone recomends.. i see all kinds of makes but any ever use them.
to prevent boat from being stolen

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Re: wheel locks

Post by Cherpa » Wed May 12, 2010 4:23 pm

I use a cable & lock.
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Re: wheel locks

Post by gizzardgitter » Wed May 12, 2010 6:44 pm

I took a 2" trailer ball welded a BIG nut to the
bottom of it. to prevent it from going thru a hole
on a bumper. put it in the trailer coupler lock it down
put a big lock thru it. and leave my spare truck backed up
to it. with trailer tounge under the bumper.
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Post by JAMES » Wed May 12, 2010 7:21 pm

now a days insurance is your best lock no matter what u do they will get it if they want it :shock:
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Post by Duane Scarborough » Wed May 12, 2010 8:39 pm

James,

You are only sorta' right there. Insurance is what you need after it's already been stolen. Insurance will not keep it from being stolen.

A determined thief will NOT be stopped by even the best locks. But if you lock it down good, then MAYBE they'll move on to an easier target.

That's the best you can hope for.

Keeping it parked out of sight will help a lot too.

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Re: wheel locks

Post by SWAMPCRACKER » Wed May 12, 2010 9:48 pm

Here's a good anti-theft idea...Find the thickest hardened steel chain you can find and get yourself one of those big american locks and find the biggest mellon headed pitbull and feed it some gunpowder and chain him too it and I bet no one will mess with it :twisted:
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Re: wheel locks hard chain

Post by anvil » Wed May 12, 2010 10:36 pm

SWAMPCRACKER wrote:Here's a good anti-theft idea...Find the thickest hardened steel chain you can find and get yourself one of those big american locks and find the biggest mellon headed pitbull and feed it some gunpowder and chain him too it and I bet no one will mess with it :twisted:
You can buy a hard lock hardned chain is hard to come by. You can make your own just as I am doing take a plain steel chain no galv or cad coating put it a steel can or piece of pipe cover it with case hardening compound or bone charcoal heat it for about an hour at 1800f then drop it in a bucket of burnt motor oil big enough to cool it pretty fast. It will then be so hard you cant file the out side of it but tough enough not to break. it will put a notch in a pair of good bolt cutters It is a lot of work but it beats your rig leaving. A chop saw or a torch will defeat both the lock and the hard chain just a thought
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Re: wheel locks

Post by cntry141iq » Thu May 13, 2010 12:39 am

take a wheel off and put it inside most thieves don't carry a spare
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Re: wheel locks

Post by Southern Style » Thu May 13, 2010 8:27 am

All the ideas are great... I actually put the trailer up on jack stands and take the tortion wheel off both sides... Hell, they will have to bring a WHOLE AXLE with them... GOOD LUCK. I made a concrete pad in the back yard to park it on and have a bent piece of rebar sticking out to chain the center of the trailer to, and also have an infared security camera set to video mode in the living room window pointed at the boat... Mine should be pretty safe. I keep checking the video, and all I get is cats jumping the fence at 2am... Works great. If they get it, I will have a 30 minute video of them stealing it. Should have a face shot or 2 in there somewhere... Thats if they don't get shot...
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Re: wheel locks

Post by SWAMPCRACKER » Thu May 13, 2010 10:10 am

There you go...And just keep a 12ga to the closest door near the boat just incase you do catch em in the act :twisted:
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Re: wheel locks

Post by BUD1 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:22 am

Do any one of the above to discourage thieves, then go one step beyond. Get a tacking device such as LoJack installed. If they take your boat you can get it tracked right to where it is and deal with them Bastards!!!!!
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Re: wheel locks

Post by SHABA » Thu May 13, 2010 2:13 pm

This is what I use here in Texas you can buy them at Bass Pro Shop or most trailer places!!! Very heavy duty and hardened... Also install chain and lock threw tire rims and lock them together... No body bother it!

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Post by yobee » Thu May 13, 2010 2:20 pm

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Re: wheel locks

Post by Southern Style » Thu May 13, 2010 2:27 pm

Yobee... Place one of those next to the tree and then place a recorder next to it.. When the shell goes off, it plays your voice screaming, " The next one is in your ass !!! "............. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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