Outboard motor lock

Outboard motor lock

It is very difficult to secure an outboard motor against theft. The existing locks on the market are awkward to use, mediocre, expensive and unattractive. Is a really effective solution possible for this market?

Spark, working for Stazo Marine Equipment, found this question boiled down to one key issue: how can you lock the spindles on the motor mounting. Using this as a starting point several directions were explored in search of a solution. Simple models proved a very practical way to test the functionality of the concept and steel prototypes were used to test the mechanical properties.

The end result was surprisingly simple. Made from stainless steel and TNO approved, its robust appearance appealed strongly to the target group. a series of designs based on the new locking mechanism was developed, so that several brands could market the new system.

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