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If we go back the the first post, the problem was that the motor wasn't locked. As Izzy1414 has noted, there are slimeballs out there, but we all should know that and not make it any easier for them--especially the lazy and unskilled among them.
The easiest OBs to steal are the ones that are unlocked. The next easiest are those that have a simply lock. The next are those that have more elaborate locks, etc., etc. No matter what you do, you won't prevent a really determined thief. As someone else has noted, there are some thieves who will saw a transom off, which has happened more than once.
So, let's not kid ourselves about the security of a lock. A drill can be pretty effective with a key lock. The combination locks can be picked by a nitwit with enough time. The experts can do it in less time, but a cable or chain cutter is the fastest.
That said, the least you can do is make the thief work a little and maybe he'll look elsewhere for easier pickings (pun intended!)