David Reed makes his own outboard motor lock to ward off thieves

When I bought my new inflatable, I did some research into the different outboard motor locks available. My conclusion was that they were expensive, and many seemed likely to corrode rapidly.

I decided to fabricate my own based on ideas I have seen.

I made a simple bar by cutting a long slot in a piece of 40mm x 40mm stainless steel box section which can slide over the clamping screws.

A pair of holes through the end allows a long-hasp padlock to be inserted, making a simple but effective lock for when the outboard is on the inflatable or the pushpit rail. Cost £9.50

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