Originally Posted by thomas
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.