With boating season almost upon us, don’t forget to lock your outboard motor to your boat. Outboard motors, especially the smaller ones, are popular targets for thieves, it doesn’t take much to lock yours to your boat.
I use an outboard motor lock like this Marinetech 75-8000 Marine Outboard Motor Lock on all my outboards and find it to be a good system. I also lock it on with a chain and padlock in the event it comes off the boat while I am operating it.
It may not stop a thief from stealing your outboard motor, but it might slow him down or even discourage him from trying.