There are many unique things about our new boat. One that I was not initially sold on is the custom lockable security bars on each hatch. While by no means paranoid, we are in the habit of always locking the companionway door when we retire for the night. In some places, that may not be enough though. For example, the previous owners of this boat had done some traveling in Venezuela where they felt more security was required, hence the bars (these days most cruisers avoid Venezuela altogether).
We just found out today that friends of ours had someone climb aboard their boat last evening while they were asleep, anchored in Canoan. Perhaps this, and the super-clever (secret) alarm system that our new boat has, is not such a bad idea after all. I still need to weigh the pros and cons though. For example, if there’s a fire, I want to be able to get out!
By the way, Happy National Day to all of our French friends. I doubt much is going to be happening on the boat front here in Martinique today!