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Old 09-13-2021, 10:35 AM
mms3rd mms3rd is offline
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Default How to lock transom trolling motor

I have a lower end MinnKota transom trolling motor. The knobs do not have holes to run a lock or bike type through. My engineering skills aren't helping.

There is a good Youtube video that shows a way to do it, but don't think that I have the skill to do what the guy did. I'll check out home depot.

Anyone with a solution? Do you just put the troller in the trunk when you stop at a motel.hotel for the night?

I do drive the car with the troller on the boat....bad call.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:38 AM
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One option is a locking bracket which covers the clamping screws.

https://www.amazon.com/Newport-Vesse...1550970&sr=8-5
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Old 09-13-2021, 12:08 PM
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One option is a locking bracket which covers the clamping screws.

https://www.amazon.com/Newport-Vesse...1550970&sr=8-5
It would have been nice to have a video. I have trouble envisioning things. My clamping screws are about 3 inches apart.....don't see how they would fit in the slots.

This is same model as my trolling motor. I doubt that I can make his locking device (sketchy video).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnB5...CharlesHoofman
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Old 09-13-2021, 04:49 PM
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It would have been nice to have a video.
Different brand, no video but a few pictures on the web page.
https://durasafelocks.com/products/transom-mount-lock
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:57 AM
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Different brand, no video but a few pictures on the web page.
https://durasafelocks.com/products/transom-mount-lock

Thanks....this looks right on. I saw an ad for the lock, but didn't have all the pictures to see how it works.

On my trip, I spent 4 nights in motels/hotels without a lock and had no issues. I screwed the motor down so tight, I could hardly get it off when I got home.
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Old 09-29-2021, 10:06 AM
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If you have a lock with a wide enough throat, why not just use a bike cable thru a stern eye and put the lock on the shaft for overnights? Sure, they could loosen it, but not walk away with it.

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