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  1. #1
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    Default \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    I have come across 'Smart Water', it may be of use to some people to deter the theft of boats and parts of boats. I think if you are careful with it you can cover a number of items with the one batch. I guess you just have to do what you can to deter people, this is invisible to the naked eye which makes it a good deterent. It is simple to use I have put the link below :-

    http://www.smartwater.com/

    Having seen some reports of thefts, sometimes even if you thought you had found your stolen goods, this would identify them.

    Also how many of you have noted down all your serial numbers, may be a good time before the season to make a note, the boat jumbles will soon be starting!

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    Oooh pet hate, cut and paste. Do yer links like this <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.smartwater.com>http://www.smartwater.com</A>

    Good product tho, boatmark is a good thing to have, specially on a newer boat like yours. More manufacturers should do it as a matter of course.

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    What is boatmark Barry?

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    Boatmark, basicall a chip that is embedded in the boat somewhere. The authorities can then run a reader over the boat and get the number of the chip, rather like that used for animals. The serial number is unique to that boat and the details registered.

    Bit like chipping the family pooch or moggy. A lot of the PWC manufacturers do it as standard. A lot more of the boat makers should do it, anything to make it harder for the light fingered buggers about these days.

    Theres also micro dot. Same sort of thing as Smartwater. and datatag of course. All my bikes have been datatag'd and have got most of the bike recovered after it was stolen and broken up into parts.

    Well woth looking at the options,boat mark would be best for erm....boats!

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    I have searched the internet for boatmark, what a waste of time that was, there is nowhere that tells you how much it costs or where you can have it done, although it mentions you should get it done with the supplier, but there seems to be an option for secondhand boats as well. Given up now.

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    Think you might find some info on the BMIF site, or do a search on the ybw sites. Should come up with something.

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    Boatmark DIY kit used to cost about 15 quid, but that was a few years ago. Used to be run by HPI.,

    There's a boatmark information request form on the BMIF website <A target="_blank" HREF=http://bmif.londonweb.net/>http://bmif.londonweb.net/</A> click on services

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    I thought Boatmark was the chip thing, if not whats the chip thing called? A lot of the PWC builders use it as standard if I remember correctly.

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    Yes, same thing. You used to have to have it installed, but then they changed policy to allow you to DIY, as I understand it, but you still have to purchase from one from about 100 authorised dealers. Pathetically little information about it for several years now, so I wonder if they aren't pushing it for some reason. HPI (the car check people) used to run it, but there's no information on their website anymore.

    Back in 99 the DIY kit was about 12.99 + VAT. Other than that, I haven't a clue!

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    Default Re: \'Smart Water\' protect property, deter thieves!!

    Brendan & Barry, I have looked everywhere for that boatmark, giving up now. I can't believe that if it is meant to be so good that you can't find it on the internet. Anyway it's all the same kind of thing, I guess I will just get some of that water stuff and just 'splash it all over'. At least it will cover bits that people might nick off it as well.

    Thanks anyway,

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