Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Reload this Page >

Traveling with boat/ fishing gear. How do you keep it safe?

Notices
The Boating Forum
Like Tree4Likes

Traveling with boat/ fishing gear. How do you keep it safe?

Old 10-28-2019, 12:36 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 40
Default Traveling with boat/ fishing gear. How do you keep it safe?

Looking for ideas.
How do you store your fishing gear while staying at a hotel? Do you bring everything into the room?

Anyone have ave any ideas to “lock up” fishing poles so they could be kept on the boat?

My truck doesnt have a bed cover, so that’s out.
St1977 is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 01:39 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: East Central Florida
Posts: 6,130
Default

One requirement when I am boat shopping is lockable rod storage.
Also why I prefer the full size SUV over the pickup truck form factor.

Otherwise you have to lug all that expensive stuff into the room. Thieves suck. Thieves have been known to steal fishing rods out of boats while stopped at red lights in traffic....
Bayfly likes this.
Onewolf is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 01:40 PM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton
Posts: 1,739
Default

Bring it in the room. Heck it isn't even safe on the boat at a red light, have seen people try to grab something off the boat real quick as if nothing's happening.
jheiii is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 01:52 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 442
Default

Yeah, stay on the ground floor in hotels I know I can park the boat in front of the room and EVERYTHING comes out. I get up frequently to check on it. Makes for a tough 1500 mile trip.
fritz423 is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 01:53 PM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 52
Default

Take it into the room
PeteH likes this.
RRTEX1 is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 01:58 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Palm Beach County
Posts: 10,266
Default

my buddy bought a topper for his bed off craiglist for $300 so he wouldnt have to worry about this on trips. IT was a royal pita to get on and off. He went and got a fiberglass one after a few trips.
WPBTH is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 02:14 PM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 108
Default

Locking pilot house!
redink is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 02:19 PM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 1,086
Default

motion detector in cockpit./alarm
Take everything to room
InTheNet is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 02:50 PM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edgewater, Maryland
Posts: 1,113
Default

Lockable storage on boat; whatever else is left over comes in the room. 1st floor motel rooms whenever possible with boat in view from motel room preferably under a bright light.
old hat is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 03:39 PM
  #10  
mbb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Posts: 2,145
Default

Everything removable that care about in room, or locked in trucks crewcab. Electronics....rods....coolers....tackle....

I had an old worthless sun bleached, yellowed, stained 48 igloo stolen out of vehicle once..
gumpire likes this.
mbb is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 07:00 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 622
Default

Originally Posted by redink View Post
Locking pilot house!
+1, and I usually sleep in the boat instead of a hotel.
The Peddler is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 07:04 PM
  #12  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 40
Default

Well that settles it, the kids will be hauling the gear inside haha
St1977 is offline  
Old 10-28-2019, 07:20 PM
  #13  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 123
Default

Agreed, make the kids haul the gear lol. I’d also look into a bakflip cover. You don’t lose your vertical space and it locks with the tailgate. Have on my ram and love it.
bigshea is offline  
Old 10-29-2019, 03:56 AM
  #14  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8
Default

Do any of you use the yakima roof top fishing rod mounts? I live about an hour from my boat (interstate the whole way) and need something to hold my rods on top of my subaru outback. Any reason I should spring for the covered version which is a few hundred bucks more? Or do you think my rods/reels are safe uncovered going 75 miles an hour?
Tidewater4ten09 is offline  
Old 10-29-2019, 05:03 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Southeast Tx. Goodrich
Posts: 484
Default

H&k usp-9.
Fishman39 is online now  
Old 10-29-2019, 06:03 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Coram, NY
Posts: 101
Default

Originally Posted by bigshea View Post
Agreed, make the kids haul the gear lol. I’d also look into a bakflip cover. You don’t lose your vertical space and it locks with the tailgate. Have on my ram and love it.
I have one of these on my Sierra and while it's not cheap (@800/900) its user friendly and nobody is getting into it without making a lot of noise. It rolls up but its individual metal pieces covered in some kind of vinyl so a knife if not getting through it...Nothing will keep a thief out they are determined, but the "grab shit out of the back of a truck" crowd is most likely going to move on if confronted with even the slightest obstacle.
Dkn1997 is offline  
Old 10-29-2019, 06:08 AM
  #17  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Brevard Co
Posts: 10
Default

Bottom floor hotel room, take everything in the room. Nothing left in truck within view or thieves will try to break in your truck. Park right outside your room so you can charge the MK. you can even tie fishing line to trailer and around an object in room, They try to take trailer and boat the object will wake you up.
fritz423 likes this.
HaWgGameFish25 is online now  
Old 10-29-2019, 06:32 AM
  #18  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Palm Beach County
Posts: 10,266
Default

Originally Posted by Tidewater4ten09 View Post
Do any of you use the yakima roof top fishing rod mounts? I live about an hour from my boat (interstate the whole way) and need something to hold my rods on top of my subaru outback. Any reason I should spring for the covered version which is a few hundred bucks more? Or do you think my rods/reels are safe uncovered going 75 miles an hour?
any storage places near your boat? My buddy is 2 hours and pays like $50 for storage across from his marina.
WPBTH is offline  
Old 10-29-2019, 06:44 AM
  #19  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,096
Default

Bump up insurance prior to vacation. Add extra insurance on fishing gear.

/ enjoy vacation
danmanswag is offline  
Old 10-29-2019, 06:54 AM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suffolk, Va.
Posts: 17,347
Default

The best thing to do is to have all the rods mounted in your truck or in rod holders in the boat for everyone to see. Then just lock them in the boat or truck. LOL
fishingfun is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.