I thought I would post this just as an alert, meant to do it last week but just have not had the time. Our Basscat Puma FTD was broken into sometime on or after the 4th of July from our storage unti off Hwy 17 north of Alba at Lake Fork.
They did over $2K worth of damage to the fiberglass and carpet as a result of the thieves prying off the Loc-R-bar. In addition, they stole all 18 rods and all 10 Plano boxes of crankbaits, spinner baits, soft plastics, jigs, and spinner baits etc. etc. Took the wife and I over 15 years to develop our collection of nice rods and reels. They totally cleaned us out of all our fishing equipment. They cut the Master pad lock off the storage unit and went to town. I regret not using one of the newer round disc locks that make it harder to cut off with a bolt cutters.
They got some nice stuff, 10 older Houston made Allstar rods, the wife’s Shimao Calais and my new Abu Revo MGX. In fact they in all the scum got 12 ABU reels and rods from the 3000c to MGX.
So if you are using any older style pad locks please consider using the new disc locks, after looking around storage facility, it appeared I was the only one using the older style.
L-R-Bars are great but use the alarm lock they sell with it and know it is not full proof. Considering now what if any alarm upgrades to do the boat. Interesting they did not take the Lawrence HDS Touch 7 on the bow in a RAM mount. Bottom line if they want into your boat they will get into it but leets not make it too easy for them.