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post #18 of Old 02-13-2015
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Re: Dinghy theft protection

I have replaced the screws on my outboard with security bolts (the hex heads with studs in the middle). That means using a driver to get the engine on and off the dinghy but really not a big deal. I have a 20' stainless cable with vinyl coating. It's hooked to the towing padeye with an Abus marine lock and to the dock with another one (keyed the same). At night I hoist the dinghy up above the deck edge on a spinnaker halyard and lock the cable through a cleat.

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