Originally Posted by cyasurfin
......Do folks lock up thier motors in the cabin or is that too much trouble
Not a good idea to put gasoline inside a boat. Not even for the main engine.
Fumes are flammable as are spills.
In some parts of the world, small outboards are worth their weight in gold and you must go to great lengths to secure them. A good chain or cable are about the best you can do.
An old marina actually required your outboard to be chained to your dinghy, so we used a bicycle lock. The combination mechanism rusted in place the first season. Most, however, do not lock them at all.
When in Nantucket a few months ago, I was surprised to see how many dinghies were cabled and pad locked to the dinghy dock.