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Hey everyone,

Just wanted everyone to be aware that eyes are always on the prowl. In my apartment complex we have designated boat and trailer parking. I purchased a used jet ski trailer and have my hobie on it for transportation (after a long day of fishing it can be tough to throw a 70lb kayak on top of my SUV). This morning I received a call from a buddy asking what I had done with my kayak as it was not on it's trailer. Turns out the cable with lock had been cut. When the police arrived we found the hobie hidden in the brush in the adjacent lot. Apparently the culprit didn't realize how heavy the kayak was or they wanted to wait to return later. The kayak wasn't damaged but wanted to make everyone think about how they secure their kayak.
 

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Thanks for the heads up man. Stuff like that truly makes my blood boil. People taking stuff that isn't their's and that they didn't work for.
 

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I got this same message from my roomate several weeks ago. Alhtough mine was long gone. Insurance only covered 1000$ of it too. They said it's a watercraft even though if you go through their watercraft insurance there isnt a single kayak listed anywhere
 

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I was very lucky, and the hobie and trailer are insured because it is parked in G-Troit (my new nickname for Greenville). Went to AgriSupply after everything and got a chain that hopefully God cannot cut. They had to use a torch to cut me a 5-feet section. I also looked up this neat thing...http://www.wallettrackr.com/ It is a GPS tracker that can last up to 2 years in wallet or on keys. Zip tie that thing to the rudder cables or steering controls where it would never been looked upon.
 

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I liked the technology and hope it eventually longer range. If there is a movement alarm it would be good to have.
 
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My point to these thread was to promote awareness. If your kayak has a serial number make sure you keep it on file. I know Hobie has serial numbers and I think Ocean Kayak. Also put some ID Markers on the inside of the kayak in a tough to reach spot. I was lucky in the fact that I do not keep the mirage pedal drive on the kayak not the fishfinder or paddle. If they kayak were to be stolen I could have easily made Great Outdoor aware that someone may be coming in asking about a pedal drive. That would be a means to track down the thief. I am not aware of many places in NC that sell the pedal drive (ebay has a few). Websites like search tempest allow us to search a wide range of craigslist locations if someone attempts to sell stolen materials too.

If you can insure your kayak I'd do so. It is sad that it comes down to us having to serial number and ID our kayaks, insure them, and chain them down...
 

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That sucks. I am fortunate enough to have a garage to store mine, but I still worry about it the night before when I get everything loaded up in my truck so I can leave early the next morning.
 

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That sucks. I am fortunate enough to have a garage to store mine, but I still worry about it the night before when I get everything loaded up in my truck so I can leave early the next morning.
I'm real particular about my gear. I'm not going to make it easy. I see people spray their stuff off and leave it leaned up against the front porch. No way. See people stop in at a store or to get bait and have their stuff all in the back of the truck. No way. Not unattended. Not for a second. Even at home or the shop. Monitored alarm systems and cameras.
 
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