This is very true Wardey, you could do a multitude of different things to try and keep theft from happening. The bottom line is it increases the cost to own a boat. Maybe worth it maybe not. If these thieves know damn well that they are only going to get a slap on the wrist for grand theft that sure they feel it is worth it and will continue to steel your stuff, my stuuff and everyone else's stuff, that thinks it will never happen to them. These crimes need to be puplisized. I watch the news and see crooks getting busted for stealing $100.00 from a gas station. Or shop lifting a couple of CD's. Then when someones boat gets stolen you get(from the Police)"ohh, this stuff happens every day, I hope you have insurance, I guess we'll write a report and get with you if anything shows up" If that doesn't give you a fuzzy feeling about the people payed to protect us I don't know what will To me it is not a matter of insurance, it is personal and one feels very violated when this happens. I would never, ever wish for something of mine to be stolen for any reason. Even if I wanted the boat gone, that is what classifieds are for. This post is not intended to offend any law enforcement people that know in their heart, they are living by the oath they took before serving the puplic.