Thread: PWC stolen?
05-22-2009, 02:27 AM #1
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How often do ski's get stolen? My ski is sitting somewhere very accessible with no lock on it, should i be worried?
its at a house, but mt compressor and bike have gotten stolen from out front, and i live in a very good neighborhood.... how should i protect my self?
05-22-2009, 03:20 AM #2
depends what area of the country you live in. some parts they are very hot item to steal.
i usually use an obvious lock and chain, and several of them.
obvious chains hanging from the front and back of the ski to some fixed object, like a telephone pole or chain link fence.
and some sort of real good hitch guard.
or park it inside a garage or totally blocked in by other vehicles.
05-22-2009, 05:47 AM #3
If you have already had two thefts from your house, I would worry about the ski. I suspect that most skis are stolen for their engines & electronics and trailer, so the hull will be destroyed after being stripped... Ron
05-22-2009, 07:51 AM #4
Get a ball lock mechanism, a Krytonite locking cable and attach it from the ski to the frame and last but not least chain and lock one wheel to the frame. Thats what we do at the hotels during the Hydrodrag events down here in Fl. Anything that can deter theft should be considered so dont be afraid to think out of the box. Just remember to a thief if there is a will then there is a way to steal anything shamely enough. If youre lucky you can catch him and break his knee caps. Good luck!
05-22-2009, 08:03 AM #5
i know this may sound like a paranoid freak, but people have gotten their skis stolen MANY times from right outside their houses.
chain the ski to the trailer well, and also remove one of the tires from the trailer and keep it in the house/car (prop the trailer up with a jack or cinder block).
05-22-2009, 08:38 AM #6
It's all about due diligence. Don't give them the reason to take something you love.
05-22-2009, 08:57 AM #7
If a thief wants it, they WILL get it. Chains, wheels removed, etc, etc etc are only deterants...making it harder to be taken. That is all we can do. Make it harder for the thief to take, OR make it look like it will take a lot of time to take it. Start by turning the ski around, putting the toungue of the trailer towards the building and away from the street. Buy a $50 driveway alarm system (beeps when anything crosses in front of a motion sensor). Buy a hitch ball, and cut the bolt section off it...then lock the cut ball into the hitch. This should prevent an easy get-a-way, but only makes a thief get creative.
A thread of everyone posting their ideas on theft/loss prevention should be awesome!
05-22-2009, 08:59 AM #8
get a couple of big junkyard dogs....problem solved. i got a boston terrier that protects mine...lol......no actually i have a brinks hitchlock....works very well...and i keep the key to it on the lanyard for the dess key... which stays in the gunsafe...
05-22-2009, 09:30 AM #9
buy a lock to the hitch on the trailer, chain up or remove a tire, take your dess keys inside with you, there are also some locks that withh lock thru your intake grate and lock it to the trailer.
05-22-2009, 09:48 AM #10
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