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Fish house theft
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Has anyone ever had their wheelhouse stolen off the ice? I've heard that they're almost always taken from driveways, yards, etc.

Posted on: 9/23 6:36:57
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Re: Fish house theft
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Many wheelhouses are taken from the lake and everywhere else, I just wish one time the penalty would fit the crime. These lazy, disrespectful punks take and damage what you we work hard for and hardly any penalty at all and that is why it still happens............Kirk

Posted on: 9/24 9:44:39
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Re: Fish house theft
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Every year there are reports of them being taken from the ice.

You just need to make yours not the easiest to steal.

Remove a or all wheels.
Add a second or third lock. A chain with padlock through the wheel.
Extra lock on hitch.
etc.

Posted on: 9/24 19:38:35
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Re: Fish house theft
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I've taken some steps to make it harder to steal. Got a good coupler lock and had bolts and nuts welded so that the coupler can't be just unbolted. Padlock on latch only slightly better than nothing.

Posted on: 9/25 7:16:17
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If you have a winch type system add locks thru holes on the side of the winch reel winch or drill a hole on the side of the winch then add locks. Remove the hitch attachment. Add hitch ball lock system.
Heavier thicker premium locks or bolts also help.

Best of luck!
Trick

Posted on: 9/25 8:54:28
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Re: Fish house theft
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I've always wanted to find a way to run some current into the hitch or door handle. Flip a switch before you leave to turn it on and when the thieves come by they can a good jolt out of the door handle or the hitch.

Posted on: 9/25 15:37:19
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Re: Fish house theft
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Six volt electric fence transformer, should be available at Fleet Farm or farm supply store. A friend of mine had trouble with someone stealing gas out of tractors. All stopped after clamped to drawbar.

Posted on: 9/28 16:39:51
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