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    The boy wants to start doing some trips with his skiff. Trailer it, say up to Suwannee and stay at a fish camp.
    Or A keys trip. A river trip or freshwater fish camp on a lake etc

    we keep the boat at the house. We take the 15 off every night for safe keeping. Bolted or not, fockers will steal it quick.

    how can one protect their motor on out of town trips ?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Ol Mucky View Post
    The boy wants to start doing some trips with his skiff. Trailer it, say up to Suwannee and stay at a fish camp.
    Or A keys trip. A river trip or freshwater fish camp on a lake etc

    we keep the boat at the house. We take the 15 off every night for safe keeping. Bolted or not, fockers will steal it quick.

    how can one protect their motor on out of town trips ?
    Get a King and sleep with it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ol Mucky View Post
      The boy wants to start doing some trips with his skiff. Trailer it, say up to Suwannee and stay at a fish camp.
      Or A keys trip. A river trip or freshwater fish camp on a lake etc

      we keep the boat at the house. We take the 15 off every night for safe keeping. Bolted or not, fockers will steal it quick.

      how can one protect their motor on out of town trips ?
      I bolted my 15 to the boat, not 100% but it sure beat them from twisting the handles a turn or two and walking off with her.
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      • #4
        Yup, bolt it ... whilst locks and bolts et all only keep the honest people honest ... the best you can do is make them STEAL an easier to grab motor!

        That's my house/castle philosophy too ... make them go next door!

        The T I M E factor is what you want to add as the security feature. Maybe a solar light off the camp with motion sensor? Or vibration sensor alarm too as bonuses?
        Life is too short for an ugly boat!

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        • #5
          Bike cable locked around something solid in the boat. Harder to cut than chain, plastic coating resists staining.

          Bolt it through the transom and bugger up the threads.

          ​​​​​​​Put an old E-tech cowling on it.

          ​​​​​​​Pour a pint of used motor oil down the side of it.

          ​​​​​​​Completely coat it with spray undercoating from a rattle can.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by V_Thirteen View Post
            Bike cable locked around something solid in the boat. Harder to cut than chain, plastic coating resists staining.

            Bolt it through the transom and bugger up the threads.

            Put an old E-tech cowling on it.

            Pour a pint of used motor oil down the side of it.

            ​​​​​​​Completely coat it with spray undercoating from a rattle can.
            lol etech


            It does seem bolting is probably the best option for this boat.
            although, while it may not sleep in the bed with me, putting the motor on a portable stand and haul it in the room, may be the best option for peace of mind and a good nights sleep


            it is just fn crazy I even have to think like this in the first place.


            I’ll look into all the options presented. Might be a scenario or two that’ll work depending on where we go

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            Last edited by Ol Mucky; 01-23-2023, 04:40 PM.

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            • #7
              IDK about smaller outboards of today but on my old 2S the twist handles that acted like a vise had holes towards the tips, you could also run a bolt through them both and drill a hole in the bolt to slap a small padlock on. That stops them from unloosening the vise.

              Slows them down a minute or two more.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ol Mucky View Post

                lol etech


                It does seem bolting is probably the best option for this boat.
                although, while it may not sleep in the bed with me, putting the motor on a portable stand and haul it in the room, may be the best option for peace of mind and a good nights sleep


                it is just fn crazy I even have to think like this in the first place.


                I’ll look into all the options presented. Might be a scenario or two that’ll work depending on where we go


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                • #9
                  What size engine we talking bout?
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                  • blaster
                    blaster commented
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                    He said 15 in the original post.

                • #10
                  Originally posted by LFBB View Post
                  IDK about smaller outboards of today but on my old 2S the twist handles that acted like a vise had holes towards the tips, you could also run a bolt through them both and drill a hole in the bolt to slap a small padlock on. That stops them from unloosening the vise.

                  Slows them down a minute or two more.
                  You could just put a pad lock through the holes. (Like it was designed).
                  Just sayin.






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                  • LFBB
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                    LOL, when I was a kid I couldn't afford those fancy long padlocks, I had to use what was available in dads tool shed.

                • #11
                  Buy a spare.
                  I have a saweet 15 Yamaha Two Stroke for sale-----.
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                  • Ol Mucky
                    Ol Mucky commented
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                    Carry around a spare 15 kicker 😄

                • #12
                  Sad to say, battery operated Sawzall and angle grinders make easy work out of cutting the transom around the motor and cutting the hardest of bolts, locks and chains. A couple of minutes....gone.
                  Remove it and secure it in the hotel, motel, Holiday Inn. Say what?

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                  • Ol Mucky
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                    Damn thieves just suck
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