SailNet Community banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
712 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi All,

For those of you that have a Suzuki 2.5... It's got these really small holes under the mounting bolts that are for securing it to whatever. What do you use to lock your motor to your dink?

Dave
 

·
Bombay Explorer 44
Joined
·
3,619 Posts
I have a long loop padlock through the mounting toggles.Anytime I am concerned about security I add a length of 3/16 SS wire from the padlock through the gas tank handle and a spare hoop at the front. This gets padlocked to something solid on the dock.

But if some wants it and ' comes equipped ' it is gone. 3/8th stainless steel chain will just means they saw through the dock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
270 Posts
I don't. I just take the red safety cord and leave it at the dock. This keeps the honest people honest and well the true thieves would get it no matter what lock you put on it. I own some nice cable cutters but I do not look good in an orange jump suit and I like where I live....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
712 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks Guys,

We walked through our marina yesterday just to look. Saw many small outboards on the stern rails, most not even locked. A few dinks in the marina with motors on them, no locks. And you're correct... an honest person just looks at it and they're maybe thinking how nice it is or just glaze right over it. A big bicycle type cable lock through the handle and the transom ring and to the dock sounds good to me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,796 Posts
David, not to hijack your thread...so I'll start with we don't lock ours between here and Maine...

But here's my question, do you get kickback when you pull the starter cord? I like the motor except for this issue.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
712 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
David, not to hijack your thread...so I'll start with we don't lock ours between here and Maine...

But here's my question, do you get kickback when you pull the starter cord? I like the motor except for this issue.
Yes they do... about 40% of the time. The trick to not getting bit is pull that sucker like you're trying to pull the starter cord out and you'll be OK (don't do a 1' baby pull). I used to be a Suzuki Tech at a dealership and this was a regular complaint. :eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Yes they do... about 40% of the time. The trick to not getting bit is pull that sucker like you're trying to pull the starter cord out and you'll be OK (don't do a 1' baby pull). I used to be a Suzuki Tech at a dealership and this was a regular complaint. :eek:
I've found that an easy pull is all it takes to get mine to fire and I've never had it kickback. Good little engine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
701 Posts
For last 10 years, I've made annual trip up a river of a neighbouring country with friends. We've 3 dinghies with Suzuki 2.5hp each tie to the jetty. One of the trip, one obm got stolen. Since then, we locked the obm to the dinghy transom ring with padlock and SS chain.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Dave,

Don't know if would work, but have a outboard lock on the 4 hp on my 21 ft clipper. It is a fulton I think, goes over the clamp part and locks with a round type key. Helped with my piece of mind when leaving boat at the lake.

good luck

Dan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Dave,

Don't know if would work, but have a outboard lock on the 4 hp on my 21 ft clipper. It is a fulton I think, goes over the clamp part and locks with a round type key. Helped with my piece of mind when leaving boat at the lake.

good luck

Dan
Dan,
The clamp handles on the little zuki are very small and I think they'll slip right through the slot of a standard outboard locking bar. They look like small C clamp handles, consisting of a thin steel rod (~1/8") running through a hole in the screw and swaged on each end to keep it captive.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top