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Old 17 March 2017, 15:05   #1
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Transom bolts

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Looking to replace a transom lock and bolt, can anyone recommend one please, and also s it possible to bet a bolt that is difficult to cut through? My last outboard lock thwarted theived but need replacing dut to damge.
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Old 17 March 2017, 15:17   #2
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A slitting disc on a cordless grinder will go through anything or they will use a chainsaw through the transom
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how far do you reckon a chainsaw would go through a transom before it would be blunt I cant imagine it being the best for this job
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You can hire a chainsaw that will cut concrete a normal chain will cut greenheart timber that's hard as
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I use chainsaws almost daily and I couldn't imagine a worse thing to be cutting than a transom to cut with a standard chain has any body seen this done it just sounds like it leaves a fairly destructive end result it aint going to be a quiet theft either
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They probably steal the chainsaw in the afternoon so they can steal the boat engine in the evening I doubt they care that there wrecking the chain whilst nicking a few k's worth of engine
Might be rough but will be effective
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I use chainsaws almost daily and I couldn't imagine a worse thing to be cutting than a transom to cut with a standard chain has any body seen this done it just sounds like it leaves a fairly destructive end result it aint going to be a quiet theft either
I've seen the result, it's certainly not pretty, the insurer declared the hull a total loss.
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Just to enlighten everyone they case it first then come back we have a security compound proper job at work first visit to chop off the bolts holding one panel on second night came back two 4x4s bloke comes through the panel knocks off 4 wheel clamps and 2 hitch locks on a RIB& SIB others throw a chain round one side of the gate the one that travels with the lock in the end (200) lock 4x4 takes a run the lock is in shear as the lock hits the asp snaps like a carrot both trailers on and away took 11 mins total cought on our cameras.
You can buy cordless everything now it's easy dril bits, discs, nut splitters you name it they are pros no mistake if they want it it's gone we have even been working on a bridge using a geni when the powers gone off go to have a look geni in the back of the van and away.
But make sure you still put locks it's the only get out insurers have if not
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As has been said the result of thieves steeling an outboard by cutting the transom is not a pretty sight, I’ve seen it, and it’s far too common.

The insurance companies insist we secure our outboards with locks etc, but also have to also deal with the repairs necessary to put the transom right.

My attitude has been to secure the engine with the minimum your insurance company insists on, which will deter the opportunist thief, but you are not going to deter the determined one, and I’d rather just bolt a new engine on under insurance than have to have the transom repaired.

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