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agarabaghi
04-21-2011, 09:09 AM
So i was wondering if anyone has installed any kind of locking system to keep the passenger seat secure when not on the boat. I was thinking of something simple... like 2 pieces of metal one on the back of the seat, and one in the fiber glass kinda sticking out which i could pad lock. Of course this is kind of ugly... so any suggestions?

MattsCraft
04-21-2011, 09:17 AM
Put in an alarm, pretty easy, not overly expensive and a great theft deterant!

They have a basic Ski Boat system, includes a magnet switch for that locker and deck sensor!

http://www.boatalarm.com/index.html

agarabaghi
04-21-2011, 09:46 AM
oh nice. about how much did that run you?

MattsCraft
04-21-2011, 09:58 AM
The basic Ski-Boat system was about $350, includes Control module, 2 key fobs, 1, deck sensor, 1 large compartment sensor and 15 watt siren. I am going to add 2 small compartment sensors, 1 for the glove box and the other for the forward access on the port side of the large locker and a 30 watt siren! They are great to work with and will help you through the install. The module will handle the additional upgrades!

agarabaghi
04-21-2011, 10:00 AM
1 large compartment sensor? is that the magnets for say the passenger compartment?

MattsCraft
04-21-2011, 10:05 AM
1 large compartment sensor? is that the magnets for say the passenger compartment?

Yup! Yup!:D

agarabaghi
04-21-2011, 10:07 AM
i will have to give these people a call... i dont really car about the pressure pad... but im guessing its included with the module? or can i just buy the remote, module, and 1 compartment senros?

bobx1
04-21-2011, 10:08 AM
In areas where theft is an issue, I have seen more damage done to boats when something is locked as opposed to the value of what is behind the lock. The thiefs see a lock and start ripping seats/compartments because they think something of serious value is behind the lock. Locks seem to distract kids and some lazy thiefs.

Alarms are better but someone has to be around to hear it and do something about it when it goes off.

flipper
04-21-2011, 10:11 AM
I just put a hasp with a lock on mine

agarabaghi
04-21-2011, 10:16 AM
do you have a picture?

east tx skier
04-21-2011, 10:20 AM
Late 90s CCs had this "feature." Mine and just about every other one I have seen has yanked the mechanism out. I believe they ended up being more trouble than they were worth.

agarabaghi
04-21-2011, 10:24 AM
which :mechanism" are we talking about?

east tx skier
04-21-2011, 10:26 AM
In late 90s SNs, there is a little eyelet on the floor under the observer's seat. Mine has a small hole in the base of the observer's seat where the mechanism that latched the seat to the eyelet used to be.

agarabaghi
04-21-2011, 10:29 AM
oh gotcha... how could it have cause that many problems?