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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:53 pm 
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I was just browsing the Kayak Fishing forum...
Some divers found a lost Mirage drive down in Florida...and no-one was
sure whose it was...because there was no marking numbers on it.
Someone else may have had his AI mast/sail stolen off his hull, in his
own backyard (it's going to cost him nearly $800 to replace it).
The AI hull has a serial number...but none of the removable parts do (as far as I can see).
I am thinking about engraving my Social Security number on my Mirage drive, Hobie Paddle, GPS unit, Mast, and using a waterfproof marking pen on my Hobie sail.
Many times the police recover stolen items but without id markings, it is nearly impossible to determine the true owners.
A lot of AI owners browse this forum and the other kayak forums...
it would be nice to be able to inform an owner that we found the lost/stolen part.

Would a different id# be better than using a SS#? Up here in Minnesota, the local police have given out electric pens to engrave our SS# on
household items such as TVs and other electronic items, to facilitate recovery.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Your SS#? Identity thieves would love that!
I would think maybe the 2 character state and then drivers license #?
Or if room, full name and address?
Interesting thought though.

All my Mirage Drives have a serial number on one pedal arm, but probably not kept track of anywhere.

Kayaking Bob


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:04 pm 
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reconlon wrote:
h.

All my Mirage Drives have a serial number on one pedal arm, but probably not kept track of anywhere.

Kayaking Bob


I took pictures of those on ours. Easier than writing them down, and I know where I keep all my AI pictures.

Come to think of it, I don't believe I photographed my V2 drive's number when the V1 went swimming. Gotta do that. At least I'll be able to ID my V1 if it ever comes out of the creek.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Reconlon...I was wrong...you are correct. After posting the starting thread, I happened to talk to local cop...they don't want SS# as ids on items. (almost assured id theft!). They just recommend some special id number.

I did not realize that there was a specific id# on the Mirage Drive...until you pointed it out (silver tag?). So I am going to use the Drive ID# on the rest of my accesories. That way, I only have to record two numbers (the hull number and the drive number).


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