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Old 19 October 2012, 02:28   #11
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Get a decent motorcycle chain and lock, store engine in the down position and chain the leg tight to the trailer. Even if they can unbolt or chain saw of the engine it is still attached to the trailer. Nothing is totally thief proof but you can only hope they take a look and think, too difficult and move on to another one.

Nothing wrong with a transom lock as well.


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Old 19 October 2012, 02:29   #12
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Maybe I'm just a cynicle old git, every time I go the marina I'm relieved to see my boat is still there and in one peice.

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Old 19 October 2012, 02:38   #13
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Originally Posted by thomas View Post
If your in the business of pinching outboards why would you then try and 'buy' a cowl, you're just going to go to a marina and steel one, unless everyone follows suit the plan is flawed.
I guess you are right, but it does help to slow them down/perhaps nick a different boat. And if all you have left is the cowl it proves to the insurance company you where trying everything.

The other plan I liked, was whilst moored up for lunch take your HT Leads with you, not to pratical with bigger engines but with my 9.8 its a great idea.

I feel no plan is completely foolproof, you just have to make it easier for them to nick some other poor buggers kit.

Surely they take the route of least resistance.

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