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Old 17 July 2010, 16:17   #1
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Volcano outboard locks

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I purchased 4 of these locks in an attempt to deter scum bags from easily getting the engines. After 7 months on the boat I just wanted to report what great locks they are.
Two of the locks are in the splash well and get immersed maybe 3 times daily in sea water (backing out of a cave on our tour). If they are lucky, they may get a quick hose down with fresh water at the end of the day.
The only true maintainance I do on them, is to remove them every couple of months (should be monthly, but I forget), give them a good & liberal spray of WD40 and put them back on.
There has been absolutely no deterioration of the locks or lock barrels. To say I am impressed would be an under statement.
We seem very quick to let others know when we get a poor service or product, so I thought I would give some praise where it is due.

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Please note I have NO conection with this company

I purchased 4 of these locks in an attempt to deter scum bags from easily getting the engines. After 7 months on the boat I just wanted to report what great locks they are.
Two of the locks are in the splash well and get immersed maybe 3 times daily in sea water (backing out of a cave on our tour). If they are lucky, they may get a quick hose down with fresh water at the end of the day.
The only true maintainance I do on them, is to remove them every couple of months (should be monthly, but I forget), give them a good & liberal spray of WD40 and put them back on.
There has been absolutely no deterioration of the locks or lock barrels. To say I am impressed would be an under statement.
We seem very quick to let others know when we get a poor service or product, so I thought I would give some praise where it is due.

Steve
I have these locks on mine but was told at time of purchase by the previous owner that they could not be removed and had to be drilled out to access the keyhole? I have not tried to fiddle or remove them but I would have thought that it would make sense to lube them up each month if this was possible? What is the proceedure for removing them therefore?
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Old 19 July 2010, 16:08   #3
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I have these locks on mine but was told at time of purchase by the previous owner that they could not be removed and had to be drilled out to access the keyhole?
He told you that 'cos he'd lost the key
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He told you that 'cos he'd lost the key

Nah, I'm pretty sure I've gottem But still that shouldn't stop it being possible to take the cap off and grease underneath should it?



Edit: Yup Just found the keys, trusting that the ones labelled "Outboard Locks" are the ones
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Nah, I'm pretty sure I've gottem But still that shouldn't stop it being possible to take the cap off and grease underneath should it?



Edit: Yup Just found the keys, trusting that the ones labelled "Outboard Locks" are the ones
But it might not help once they get salt in em , which for a transom lock is hardly unsurprising.. they can be a bit naughty .. phone JW for his grinder if in doubt
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Ive got this lock and it siezed up first season of use, even when it was well greased. Now the barrell is corroded solid...Only way i can remove it is with the grinder. No prob tho coz I dont need to remove it. Its been on the boat since first fit out in 2007
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http://www.screwfix.com/prods/13907/...M10-Pack-of-10

Pack of ten for 9 quid, if you're going to have to cut the lock off with a grinder when it's seized, better just design it that way in the first place. Anyone wanting my engine has to cut four off (or leave the bracket behind.)

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I have these locks on mine but was told at time of purchase by the previous owner that they could not be removed and had to be drilled out to access the keyhole? I have not tried to fiddle or remove them but I would have thought that it would make sense to lube them up each month if this was possible? What is the proceedure for removing them therefore?
The locks come supplied with steel caps to go over lock barrels. I was also advised to put self amagamating tape over the joins. Having thought about, I elected to not fit the caps or seal the joints, i figured that if they had come armed with kit to drill the locks, the same would drill through the cap! This means that routine maintainance is simple. So far it seems to have worked.
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Anyone wanting my engine has to cut four off (or leave the bracket behind.)
Sadly ... they have other methods .. which do not require any engineering knowledge or skill ..
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Sadly ... they have other methods .. which do not require any engineering knowledge or skill ..
Not another use for a mini digger?

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