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Prevent Fuel Theft with this Simple Device

Posted by on July 27, 2010

I have posted this before. Simple items can help us protect ourselves and our vessels.

From Marine Guard

Prevent Fuel Theft with this Simple Device
This product wins my beauty in simplicity award. With fuel prices soaring to highs never before experienced by most of us, crimes of fuel theft are on the rise. Our boats and RV’s are often easy targets for this type of crime. My own vessel carries 600 gallons of diesel which would be a substantial loss of money if I was to be siphoned by a quiet theft in the night.

In researching products to prevent this, my mind was on electronic devices that could be attached to vessel security systems. I laughed out loud when I found such a simple solution that could be easily used by anyone with a boat, RV, car or any other fuel holding vehicle. (Product is under $37.00 US)

Here is the information about the product on the Ahoy Captain website: Ahoy captain is an online retail seller of this product.

Vetus Fuel Safe Anti Siphon “Spider”

Protect your fuel supply and gain peace of mind.
It is a sad fact of life that fuel prices have risen to such a level that siphoning the fuel from your boat is now an attractive proposition for thieves. With many boats holding hundreds of gallons of fuel, this is a lucrative activity.

In its range of practical accessories, VETUS has introduced a simple device to prevent a siphon hose being inserted into the deck filler and down into the tank

The VETUS “Fuel Safe” is supplied in a plastic tube, which is used to insert it quickly and easily into the fuel filler hose. There is no requirement to dismantle anything and the ingenious design ensures that it cannot subsequently be removed.

This synthetic device is suitable for both diesel and gasoline and it fits filling hoses of both 38 mm (1 ½”) and 51 mm (2″) internal diameter. There is no noticeable reduction in fuel flow when filling the tank.

Think about the value of the fuel in your tank or the inconvenience and danger of running out unexpectedly?


* Simple installation
* No dismantling required
* Suitable for hoses with I.D. of 1-1/2” (38mm) and 2” (51mm).
* Made of diesel & gasoline resistant synthetic
* Dimensions: 2-3/16”x2-13/16”

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