About to move my drifter and trailer to outdoor storage and I'm wondering what you bros use to keep someone from driving off with it. Chains and padlocks? The boot?
You could weld that hitch housing to the trailer.I seen where thieves chained the trailer to their rig and drove away with the boat. I seen a truck at the Hamilton boat launch with the hitch housing was unbolted from the trailer and was hanging on the padlocked receiver minus the trailer.
I have a trailer wheel lock that bolts to the wheel's lug nut and prevents the removal of the wheel short of cutting the entire assembly off.
Also have good pictures of everything including some with your hull/vin #'s and save any receipts.Have good insurance that covers the boat and trailer. Make sure it covers on and off the water, including trailering. Most insurances cover theft or loss of gear and motors too. Pretty inexpensive for a drift boat.
Definitely. If someone wants to steal something bad enough, they can find a way to do it. Do what you can to deter theft, but have the back up plan in place. Super annoying that the good guys always pay for the idiots' selfishness and laziness. I pay about $200 per year for $14,000 of complete coverage. I lock the hitch to my truck, lock the hitch to the trailer, and put a ball lock on the trailer when not attached to my vehicle. I don't leave the motor on the boat when it's being stored outside. I know of two people with motors similar to mine that have been stolen recently. Annoying.Also have good pictures of everything including some with your hull/vin #'s and save any receipts.