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Old 06 August 2014, 11:20   #1
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How to remove transom outboard lock

Hi all,

Can anyone help me understand how I can remove this lock without a key.

First thought was locksmith?

Second was getting heavy with it but have not got a clue where to start
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Old 06 August 2014, 11:39   #2
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This is guesswork from the pics:

Looks like if you cut the barrel of the cylinder just in front of the cables (third pic) you should gain access to the hidden bolt head. If it's hardened steel, you're in for a job. Use some coolant (water) to avoid burning the transom.

That's assuming you can't pick the lock (corroded solid, or whatever.)

If you can get to the other side, cutting the bolt opposite the lock may prove easier.

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I'm reliably informed ( by my local Suzi dealer) a Scaffold Pole over the end and a bit of wellie will do the trick!...not I suspect for you!
I'd cover the engine tubes ect with a dust sheet and use a Metal cutting disk and cordless Grinder...and take care!
I have a New lock if you need one Alex.
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This is guesswork from the pics:



Looks like if you cut the barrel of the cylinder just in front of the cables (third pic) you should gain access to the hidden bolt head. If it's hardened steel, you're in for a job. Use some coolant (water) to avoid burning the transom.



That's assuming you can't pick the lock (corroded solid, or whatever.)



If you can get to the other side, cutting the bolt opposite the lock may prove easier.



jky

Cheers for this I was also thinking that barrel is the easiest bit to hacksaw in order to remove that piece and get to the nut...cheers


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I'm reliably informed ( by my local Suzi dealer) a Scaffold Pole over the end and a bit of wellie will do the trick!...not I suspect for you!

I'd cover the engine tubes ect with a dust sheet and use a Metal cutting disk and cordless Grinder...and take care!

I have a New lock if you need one Alex.

Yeah I can see the scaffolding bar going wrong in the wrong hands!!!


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Try drilling through the keyhole first if you can get to it.
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Slitting disc on a 4.1/2 angle grinder

Gloves, eye protection and cover the area where the sparks land
Don't ask how I know
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Exactly what I'd do as well.
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Exactly what I'd do as well.
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And me, removed one off my SR with a angle grinder
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