Once you have launched your boat and parked your truck...whatever.... do you take any security measures like chains thru trailer wheels or anything like that?
Absolutely every single time. Especially when I leave it parked at home in the pasture.
I agree. A pro will laugh and get it every time....if i dont have him in my sights.....so thats why i have good insurance,If they want it bad enough they will find a way to get it at any cost (to you). I usually try to launch at ramps that see more traffic, or that have regular law enforcement presence. A thief is less likely to strike if there is a constant stream of boaters or people coming and going, if nothing else that gives me some peace of mind. I pretty much just lock my coupler to the ball and always try to back my trailer tires tight against the curb to make it more difficult to unhook or repostition.
If I unhook my trailer at a motel I put a lock on the coupler and take out the pin for the swingaway toungue and put it in my truck.
Had a 24ft enclosed trailer stolen from a Law Enforcement Training Center. No lock on the trailer. Just had a 16ft enclosed trailer stolen from office inside city limits of Raleigh with coupler locked. Doesn't matter about location. If they want it....they are gonna take it.So if you go to....say.....Cross Point. ...you launch your boat. ...when you park your trailer you take some kind of security precautions? I understand doing it when at home..In yard ...but i mean at a public launch site.