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 Post subject: Cat Trax Security
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:57 am 
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How does one minimize chance of theft while out on the water. I don't have mine yet and I'm wondering if there is a simple cotter pin i can remove to disassemble and store in truck?

Other options? Maybe wrap a length of cable around the Trax and lock to exterior of truck or lock to the bed?

If the wheels had spokes it would simplify matters.

I am pretty trusting but after spending $500 on Trax I would be quite pissed to come off the water to see they had walked away.

How do others secure their Cat Trax?


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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax Security
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:23 pm 
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a piece of coated chain with lock around the center of the bar with a loop small enough so the wheels cannot slip through it.

or, drill a hole through the bar in the center and bolt in an eye bolt, then add the chain and lock.
use a ¼" size eye bolt so the hole is small.

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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax Security
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:16 pm 
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I've had a Tiger Trax and Cat Trax and leave the boat, trailer, etc. on a Gulf beach overnight(s). You can buy plastic coated cable at Home Depot and cable sleeves and make your own cable 'eyes' on both ends. I've had no rust problems so far.

Double wrap the cable around the axle and then lock both ends to a fixed object.

Chain is probably stronger, but a determined thief with bolt cutters is still a threat.

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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax Security
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:12 pm 
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I put it on the trailer next to my toy box, and use a bicycle cable lock and padlock it to the trailer. I wrap the cable around the axle between the wheels and a trailer rail - wrap it twice and it's too tight to lift up far enough to get it off the trailer.

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