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Old 06-05-2018, 10:58 AM   #1
hopedale
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When you go out of town with your boat, do you keep it attached to your tow vehicle at all times?

Want to plan a trip to Corpus area and curious what other folks do to keep the boat secure.

Besides locking the trailer tongue, what else do you do over night, or if you want to un-hitch the boat and trailer to go drive somewhere to eat.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #2
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Leave it attached to the truck, lock the hitch, park it in the brightest area of the parking lot possible, and remove everything that is not permanently installed (navigation, etc). I also try to park it where another vehicle is directly behind it if possible. As with anything else, if a thief wants it bad enough, they will get it.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:23 AM   #3
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I would leave it hooked up all the time. Never did feel great about leaving my boat where I couldn't see it. Always something on there somebody wants it seems.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:27 AM   #4
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I unhook. Not dragging 22 foots all over town. Most times we are in rented houses on the water or at a buddies in POC. Usually around like minded people are around. I'll lock rod boxes, remove fish finder and trolling motor. I have an igloo chest under the leaning post and no one wants those
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:31 AM   #5
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Boot lock + Tongue lock
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:42 AM   #6
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Boot lock + Tongue lock
X2, and remove anything that can walk off while it's sitting unattended.
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