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Re: cut-proof cable for securing dinghy and motor?

locks don't last long and I've never tried a combination lock, just the normal kind. Buy them in sets of 3 or more, douse them liberally with WD-40 before use and occasionally thereafter and they last 3-4 weeks, sometimes longer, for me. They will sometimes get salt water in them and that is the beginning of the end, particularly with 3 different metals (casing, key and lock mechanism) touching they will quickly corrode and get so that the key won't move the lock anymore, then it is time for the next lock in the series. I do lock the dinghy and use the thick covered wire akin to lifeline wire, but it is more of a deterrent in the hopes that they'll pass on my dinghy. I now no longer try to chain my dinghy to the boat (that's just too loud aboard when it is windy) and now take the 9.8HP outboard off the dinghy transom and lay it down into the dinghy - in the hopes that potential thieves will see the "missing" engine silhouette at night and opt for greener pastures elsewhere. I've seen people use anchor chain on their dinghies before and it seems to be a huge amount of hassle - particularly when the dock has only a single place to tie onto and that is a vertical pole (i.e. just lift any loop/lock off the pole).


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