No worries I have a relatively thick skin
I must admit, this was not one of my better thought out posts.
I agree with you, it would be a logistical nightmare for Hobie to track all of the boats especially those that have been sold privately.
In truth, I don't have an answer to limit the possible theft of The Wave as they are notoriously easy to steal due to their lack of any 'hard points' for attaching security devices, which can be defeated by taking the boat apart.
I also forgot the method of how I bought my parts: Good Old Credit Card, which is highly traceable.
However, in this age of coded inventory, making note of a stolen boat, can't be that hard?
After a very complete search on the web, it seems that Kayaks are stolen far more often than Cats due to the much larger number of kayaks available. Cats tend to be rather 'awkward' (compared to Kayaks) to steal unless the Cat sits on a trailer with all the parts attached. That theory and a good home owner's insurance policy will just have to make do.
One relatively secure method of defeating a large bolt cutter is to use the thickest 'Life line' material that is used on large sailing yachts. This vinyl coated multi stranded stainless steel material needs a special tool to cut it. Two sets of swages and it will be far more durable than a standard security cable.
...now if we can only find a place to secure it on the Wave, other than the usual sling around the X-Bars?
May I suggest that we can also use the Hobie Forum and open a new Subject Title: 'Stolen or Missing Boats' for any Hobie Vessel. This way, no burden is placed on Hobie, but allow anyone the ability to post their concern to be shared with the Hobie Community at large.