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    Posted: 02 Jul 10 at 8:54pm
I heard that Rutland watersports (not the sailing club) had several Honda 4 stroke engines stolen. 10hp, 40hp and a 90hp. Looks like a proffesional job. Engines were locked and on buoys.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Quagers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 10 at 7:04am
Yea I think they lost 7, backs chopped jobby, also the
sailing club had an entire console tub stolen and (luckily)
just the covers stolen from our RIB's.
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Information like this is on another site I visit. Not in a position to inform about other places that have suffered in the past, but it does seem like nothing will stop these organised groups.

It seems like engine locks don't work as they should.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 10 at 11:00pm
As with everything (bicycle locks, car alarms, immobilisers and so forth), engine locks will only deter the casual thief. The organised groups who know what they are doing will defeat almost anything.
And remember, if that means removing it with part of the transom attached, that's no skin off their nose...
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It's certainly true that there has been a big increase in the number of outboard engines that are being stolen.  See details at  www.stolenboats.org.uk

There are a good number of locks and deterrents available, and they do help prevent thefts or at least slow down a thief.

The various marine police units around the UK are looking very closely at the problem, but have told me that identifying a stolen engine is often difficult.  It is most important that you note down the engine's serial number and also consider a marking kit such as this that is currently being trialled by Dorset Police. Clicky

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Quagers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 10 at 6:09pm
Yea in Rutlands case the transoms were cut off to get at
the engines, they were also brazen enough to drive a boat
across the lake at night to steal from both sides.
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In danish marinas I have seen several people chaining their outboards to a firm place either at their boat or ashore...seems getting an increased problem all over. 
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