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Old 09 October 2016, 12:05   #1
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Outboard motor lock - Mercury 150

Taking delivery of my XS Rib 650 with Mercury 150 outboard soon.

So turning my attention to insurance.

Seems the policies are insisting on an outboard motor lock. Presumably these replace the bolt(s) securing the engine on.

Any good recommendations on what locks to get? Presume these are a bit like alloy wheel locking nuts?

(yes am aware of machine tools / transom cutting method etc to steal the engine)


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Old 09 October 2016, 12:14   #2
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Ask your insurance for a list they will accept and get one of those.

If they don't care then just buy any one really. They are all as good or bad as the next one when it comes to a grinder.
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Thats just it...I dont have an insurer yet, they are all vague, and all closed until tomorrow. Doing research now !
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Did you buy from Barnett marine Laurence there will sort you out.
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Taking delivery of my XS Rib 650 with Mercury 150 outboard soon.

So turning my attention to insurance.

Seems the policies are insisting on an outboard motor lock. Presumably these replace the bolt(s) securing the engine on.

Any good recommendations on what locks to get? Presume these are a bit like alloy wheel locking nuts?

(yes am aware of machine tools / transom cutting method etc to steal the engine)


Hi Mike i use one of these good quality locks & accepted by insurance company's
Volcano Outboard Motor Lock Marine Grade St Steel | eBay
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don't buy one until you confirm with insurance, get that sorted first.

btw i recommend someone on this forum for insurance- Commercial Insurance, Small Business Insurance, Personal Insurance, Risk Management from Alan & Thomas Insurance, Poole and Bournemouth

ask for John- top lad.
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Hi Mike


Did you get your o/b lock and insurance sorted out if not give us a call 01202 754991. Tks JohnF
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I find these are 'good'. There is no issue with corrosion or lost keys and this was approved by my insurer some years ago. They also do prop locks for your expensive bling whisk ;-)
I have not tried to attack one with a grinder but assume any lock can be defeated if some 'nice chap' really wants to rob you of your hard earned toys

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I find these are 'good'. There is no issue with corrosion or lost keys and this was approved by my insurer some years ago. They also do prop locks for your expensive bling whisk ;-)
I have not tried to attack one with a grinder but assume any lock can be defeated if some 'nice chap' really wants to rob you of your hard earned toys

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These are good and most underwriters are happy with these....
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