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  1. #11
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    Nov 2004
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    Solutions in need of a problem!

    How many have actually had plotters nicked?
    davidej

  2. #12
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    Home East Lancashire boat Spain
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    Move to France? Spain? Sardinia?
    We have spent years in these places. Normal practice to leave outboards and equipment in full site and often public access, stuff wouldn't last 5 mins in good old blighty!!

    Does this say something about the UK?

  3. #13
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    Denmark
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidej View Post
    Solutions in need of a problem!

    How many have actually had plotters nicked?

    My regular fishing buddy, on newyears eve while they were visiting the mother in law, boat was on private property, a trailer on this front garden. they even took ALL his fishing lures.
    Ocqueteau 8.15,200hpNanni.
    Buster Sun R,25 hp outboard

  4. #14
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    Oct 2001
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    River Orwell,East Coast
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    I have my plotter on a Ram bracket at the wheel (do a google). Swivels and is easily removable .

  5. #15
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    Oct 2009
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalanka View Post
    I have wired in two mounting brackets for an SH chartplotter - one in the cockpit and one below on the chart table. Easy to remove the plotter when leaving the boat and also gives the useful option of operating the plotter below when in nasty weather and outside of coastal waters.
    Kalanka which model of plotter is this? I'm looking for a plotter for my new boat...my mate has an SH one that might be the same as yours which has a male part with the contacts on that engages in a female socket of a fully removable display unit...that's the one I'd like to fit...
    Bavaria 32 GBR4755L "Adastra"
    49er GBR340 "20KSB"/Fireball GBR14474 "Eleven Parsecs"

  6. #16
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    Aug 2003
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    Colchester, Essex
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    I use the Scanstrut Rokk rail mount on my crash bar with the normal bale mount. Undo thumb screws, unscrew connector... Deposit below... job done. The Rokk is highly mobile so it can face in any direction, rather than being fixed so that you have to sit astern of the wheel...
    Larry Botheras

    Colvic Victor 35 "Gladys"

  7. #17
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    Feb 2004
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    Boat (500m E of) the Clyde
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    Quote Originally Posted by pcatterall View Post
    Move to France? Spain? Sardinia?
    We have spent years in these places. Normal practice to leave outboards and equipment in full site and often public access, stuff wouldn't last 5 mins in good old blighty!!

    Does this say something about the UK?
    No. But it may say something about certain parts of the U.K.

  8. #18
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    Jul 2005
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    Vancouver 27- Solent / Etap 23 Adriatic Croatia
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    478

    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    Just made one for the cockpit, to fort above companion way
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  9. #19
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    Aug 2009
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    Clyde
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    Thanks all for ideas and comments. Having had an ensign and pole nicked a few years ago while away from the boat for only an hour, I have had a bad experience so perhaps naturally a bit cautious

  10. #20
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    Jan 2005
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    North West Scotland
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    Default Re: Plotter in cockpit - ideas to reduce theft risk?

    The plotter is a Standard Horizon 300i. Having an internal aerial makes installation of two stations much simpler. I have never had any reception problems with this unit.

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