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[California PortaBoters] Re: clamping the outboard motor

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  • pbill17
    Maybe he should use the bungee cords! Pbill
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 1, 2013
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      Maybe he should use the bungee cords!

      Pbill

      --- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, Herbert Hedstrom <hhedstrom@...> wrote:
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      > I'm away from home so I can't take a picture, but I use something my Dad bought years ago-- basically a length of chain that bolts to the motor on one end and has a C clamp on the other end to fasten to the boat.
      >
      > Herb H
      >
      > Sent from my iPad
      > Herbert Hedstrom
      >
      >
      > On May 31, 2013, at 6:49 PM, "Matthew Smith" <matthewrs@...> wrote:
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      > > I have seen this question before in the forum.
      > >
      > > I think you will find that the manual is referring to larger outboard motors
      > > that are installed permanently in larger boats.
      > >
      > > You wouldn't want to drill holes in your transom.
      > >
      > > The only other precaution I take is to secure the outboard to the holes
      > > found in the plastic transom through what looks to be an aluminium bar (I
      > > think the holes are used when sailing) via a stainless steel wire and a "D"
      > > shackle in case the outboard does come loose.
      > >
      > > You could use rope or a chain I should imagine.
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > >
      > > Matt
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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    • petekennett
      Ever since I got my bote 5 years ago, I have used a simple shackled lock through the holes on the two screw in clamps, once they are fully tightened. The key,
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 2, 2013
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        Ever since I got my bote 5 years ago, I have used a simple shackled lock through the holes on the two screw in clamps, once they are fully tightened. The key, I keep one on my big cork ball and one on a G-clamp. Sorted!
        --- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, pbill17 <no_reply@...> wrote:
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        > Maybe he should use the bungee cords!
        >
        > Pbill
        >
        > --- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, Herbert Hedstrom <hhedstrom@> wrote:
        > >
        > > I'm away from home so I can't take a picture, but I use something my Dad bought years ago-- basically a length of chain that bolts to the motor on one end and has a C clamp on the other end to fasten to the boat.
        > >
        > > Herb H
        > >
        > > Sent from my iPad
        > > Herbert Hedstrom
        > >
        > >
        > > On May 31, 2013, at 6:49 PM, "Matthew Smith" <matthewrs@> wrote:
        > >
        > > > I have seen this question before in the forum.
        > > >
        > > > I think you will find that the manual is referring to larger outboard motors
        > > > that are installed permanently in larger boats.
        > > >
        > > > You wouldn't want to drill holes in your transom.
        > > >
        > > > The only other precaution I take is to secure the outboard to the holes
        > > > found in the plastic transom through what looks to be an aluminium bar (I
        > > > think the holes are used when sailing) via a stainless steel wire and a "D"
        > > > shackle in case the outboard does come loose.
        > > >
        > > > You could use rope or a chain I should imagine.
        > > >
        > > > Thanks,
        > > >
        > > > Matt
        > > >
        > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > > >
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > >
        >
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