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#5522131 - 11/16/10 12:31 PM Rod Locker Lock Bar
BlueFlek Offline
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Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 194
Loc: Waco, Texas
Hey guys my girlfriend wants to know what I want for Christmas.
I travel often and thought why not ask her for one of those rod locker lock bars (that goes across the bow of your boat).
I'm having trouble finding them online? I'm not sure what they are called
Any suggestions?

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#5522137 - 11/16/10 12:33 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: BlueFlek]
JPeel Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
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Loc-R-Bar

http://www.locrbar.com/

Good product - easy to install. You just have to drill 2 large holes in your boat grin Not 100% thief proof (what is?) but a good deterrent.
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#5522160 - 11/16/10 12:40 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: JPeel]
BlueFlek Offline
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Loc: Waco, Texas
Thanks

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#5522185 - 11/16/10 12:46 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: BlueFlek]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
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Loc: Nebraska
tacklewarehouse has them and free shipping over $50

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#5522235 - 11/16/10 01:02 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: Puma Jim]
Bill Dee Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Posts: 316
Loc: Lytle, TX
The Loc-R-Bar is definitely the way to go. Unfortunately most boats nowadays use the Perko locks which are virtually useless and all seem to use the same key.

I was at a tournament a couple of weekends ago and locked my boxes at night. The next morning, I couldn't unlock one of the latches to my rod box. 12 guys at the motel all had Perko locks in their boats and 7 of the 12 had keys that perfectly matched my keys and worked in all the compartments except the one that wouldn't unlock.

A call to Perko resulted in no help at all and certainly no explanation as to why the majority of the locks are keyed alike.

I have spoken with several friends who use the Loc-R-Bar and all are completely satisfied with the performance of them.

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#5523488 - 11/16/10 07:41 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: Bill Dee]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
What's weird is even the old locks are keyed the same as the ones made today. I had a lock on 2001 Triton just stop unlocking. The key I have, which is almost 10 years old, is the same one they use today.
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#5523499 - 11/16/10 07:45 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: Rayzor]
ToadSnatcher14 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 10118
Loc: Justin,Texas
Yes those Perko Locks are all the same. My old skeeter needed a back lock and got one 10 years after and key fit it too. Look at your key number and compare it to your buddy's key and they are the same if you have those locks.
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#5524255 - 11/17/10 05:45 AM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: Puma Jim]
JPeel Offline
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Originally Posted By: Puma Jim
tacklewarehouse has them and free shipping over $50


There ya' go thumb
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#5524305 - 11/17/10 06:32 AM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: JPeel]
Troyz Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 1964
Loc: Spring Branch, TX
Got one on my boat. May not completely stop a thief (not sure if anything will) but it will sure slow them down or make them look elsewhere.
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#5524754 - 11/17/10 09:16 AM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: Troyz]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 575
Loc: Nebraska
it is the best thing I put on my boat. I use it when on the road and stop for a pit stop or eat. When at a hotel I still take my stuff in at night. With a locker bar they will more than likely hit the boat next to you instead of yours.

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#5528001 - 11/18/10 07:58 AM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: Puma Jim]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: Puma Jim
it is the best thing I put on my boat. I use it when on the road and stop for a pit stop or eat. When at a hotel I still take my stuff in at night. With a locker bar they will more than likely hit the boat next to you instead of yours.


Same here.....
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#5528717 - 11/18/10 12:40 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: Rayzor]
NitroUSAF Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 514
Loc: Lewisville, Texas
I did a lot of research on the rod locker lock bar for my boat. What I discovered was that thieves now take your winch cable and attach it to the bare to bend to get to your stuff...perfectly silent, you will never hear them. After debate, I went a few dollars more and went with the full alarm. Every compartment is protected and even has a bump sensor with an initial warning. Bottom line is anyone climbs on your boat and the alarm goes off, and it is loud. The blue alarm led is very bright and let any intruder know it is alarmed. Is it the perfect system, no, nothing is, but I sleep well the night before a tournament when the boat is loaded.
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#5528737 - 11/18/10 12:48 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: NitroUSAF]
BlueFlek Offline
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Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 194
Loc: Waco, Texas
very seldom is it that I go to a hotel/camp where I am the only boat. And by very seldom i mean never. While you are probably right about your research, thats a lot of dang work to get into someones boat when the next guy's is wide open.

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#5528742 - 11/18/10 12:50 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: BlueFlek]
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Loc: Weatherford
Nothing is fool proof, but its damn sure better than nothing.


BTW North Texas Fiberglass debunked the theory that you could pry one off with the winch if properly installed.

But I have heard of them taking a sawz-all and cutting the end mount out of the top cap.

If they want it bad enough nothing you can do to prevent it.
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#5528749 - 11/18/10 12:53 PM Re: Rod Locker Lock Bar [Re: NitroUSAF]
buda13 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 14802
Loc: NRH, TX
Originally Posted By: NitroUSAF
I did a lot of research on the rod locker lock bar for my boat. What I discovered was that thieves now take your winch cable and attach it to the bare to bend to get to your stuff...perfectly silent, you will never hear them. After debate, I went a few dollars more and went with the full alarm. Every compartment is protected and even has a bump sensor with an initial warning. Bottom line is anyone climbs on your boat and the alarm goes off, and it is loud. The blue alarm led is very bright and let any intruder know it is alarmed. Is it the perfect system, no, nothing is, but I sleep well the night before a tournament when the boat is loaded.


No way in heck would I not hear someone winching the lock r bar off my boat... its going to make plenty of noise IMO. I've ofter heard about the winch being used to compromise the lock r bar but never actually seen it or talked to someone its happened to. I guess if your rig is parked a long way away from your room or something it would be possible. Easiest fix for that is to shorten the strap on your winch. thumb I just dont want the alarm drawing from my batteries, the boat I have now had a full blown alarm system in it.. the previous owners took it out and replaced it with a lock r bar.
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