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Old 18 October 2012, 14:41   #1
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What is my best (and least complicated / expensive) method of fitting an outboard lock to my Brig F400

Really don't need any insurance 'complications' if the worse happens...

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Old 18 October 2012, 15:10   #2
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Get a transom bolt lock, (replacement nut that replaces the original) insurance companys recomend them.
Look on e-bay, where we got ours from!
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I'd ask my insurers for a list of approved locks or lock types, then fit the cheapest. Keep the receipt and a photo of it in situ. The thieves will get past it anyway...
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Get a transom bolt lock, (replacement nut that replaces the original) insurance companys recomend them.
Look on e-bay, where we got ours from!
Are these standard sizes or engine specific?
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Old 18 October 2012, 16:26   #5
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I read on here once, if you can, remove the cowling cover from the engine and store is separately, makes it much more difficult to sell on with no cowl, you can get one but you need proof of ownership, serial numbers etc etc, so it massively reduces the desirability of the engine/boat and engine.

Simple to do and makes sense to me. I do it to my engine.
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I read on here once, if you can, remove the cowling cover from the engine and store is separately, makes it much more difficult to sell on with no cowl, you can get one but you need proof of ownership, serial numbers etc etc, so it massively reduces the desirability of the engine/boat and engine.

Simple to do and makes sense to me. I do it to my engine.
Police down here offer a similar service, they sell you a waterproof canvas cover to replace it with, this has police slogans etc on it and you simply take your cowl home with you. Seemed to work.

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Simples, where do you get the canvas covers from? Great idea.

I made mine, but it would be nice to have one that tells the scumbag what I've done and why I've done it...
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Simples, where do you get the canvas covers from? Great idea.

I made mine, but it would be nice to have one that tells the scumbag what I've done and why I've done it...
Like I said it was a local police operation which worked well. They were supplied for around 17 via various outlets like boat jumbles, shows or police stations. You'd have to see if you have a local system in place as the ones down here would have Devon & Cornwall all over them, which may raise its own problems

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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.

Our local yard took all the legs off, thieves came in and still pinched them, I guess if you're selling for spares it doesn't matter.

I use a wheel nut type lock and a volcano one, I sometimes wonder if its worth taking them off as if someone wants my engine they'll probably cut it off and do more damage to the boat - would rather it was just unbolted than have the transom sawn off too. I just bought a less desirable engine in the end.
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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.

Our local yard took all the legs off, thieves came in and still pinched them, I guess if you're selling for spares it doesn't matter.

I use a wheel nut type lock and a volcano one, I sometimes wonder if its worth taking them off as if someone wants my engine they'll probably cut it off and do more damage to the boat - would rather it was just unbolted than have the transom sawn off too. I just bought a less desirable engine in the end.
Its that old theory of looking after yourself. If they see my motor with locks, no hood, prop removed etc then next to it is yours with its cowl on and the locks removed they will take yours

The Police claim that it had a 100% success rate - by that they mean of all the outboards with this cover on (instead of the cowl) not one engine had been stolen. Obviously engines in the area without this cover have still been nicked!!!

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