New posts up on Cruisers Forum concerning dinghy thefts in St Martin recently.
A quote – ‘SO BE CAREFUL. Chaining and padlocking them up seems to be the minimum BUT that did not stop ours or the ones in Port Royal Marina from being stolen – lifting out of the water and locking up seems to be now required IF you want to keep your Dinghy and Outboard in St Martin.”
Another option is to get a product such as the Nav-Tracker from GOST Marine or an Immobilizer, also from GOST. Other options being discussed are alarm systems (audible, mostly) and dogs, mostly for the deterrence value (small, noisy, alerts the owner when someone is onboard).